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Putting Choosing Wisely into Practice - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2018 - It is our responsibility as physicians to help our patients avoid interventions that are not helpful or, worse, potentially harmful.

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Managing Difficult Encounters: Understanding Physician, Patient, and Situational ...

Mar 15, 2013 - Family physicians commonly find themselves in difficult clinical encounters. These encounters often leave the physician feeling frustrated. The patient may also be dissatisfied with these encounters because of unmet needs, unfulfilled expectations, and unresolved medical issues. ...

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Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Evaluation and treatment of a suicidal patient are challenging tasks for the physician. Because no validated predictive tools exist, clinical judgment guides the decision-making process. Although there is insufficient evidence to support routine screening, evidence shows that asking ...

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AAFP News - Feb 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2009 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2003 - ...perplexed. She had heard that lawyers sometimes sue every doctor who saw a patient, even if he or she had nothing to do with the actual malpractice event. But, she assumed that the doctors were in some way connected to the case. She had never even seen this patient, and she was...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

AAFP News - Jun 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

Interpretation of the Electronic Fetal Heart Rate During Labor - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring is commonly used to assess fetal well-being during labor. Although detection of fetal compromise is one benefit of fetal monitoring, there are also risks, including false-positive tests that may result in unnecessary surgical intervention. Since ...

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Pros and Cons of Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 1, 1999 - ...and colleagues,7 stress symptoms that were related to breast-ovarian cancer at a baseline interview predicted the onset of depressive symptoms in family members who were invited for testing but declined: Among persons who reported high baseline levels of stress, depression rates in...

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Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient patients with a prior attempt. This includes patients with substance abuse disorders, depression, psychotic disease, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Although persons with depressive disorders have the highest risk, substance abuse is also a significant risk factor because it...

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Managing Difficult Encounters: Understanding Physician, Patient, and Situational ... and adherence to treatment.3,6,7,11,14,21,27 This approach may decrease unnecessary diagnostic testing and reduce the risk of malpractice accusations.36 A patient-centered approach to interview- ing is important for the physician to appreci- ate the patient’s perspective.28...

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...admits to overeating when feeling depressed. She discloses difficulties with her employer and says her headaches are worsening because of stress. Her weight is slowly increasing. At her next physician’s appointment, she demands oral weight loss medications, complaining that nothing...

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...found that the most commonly reported barriers to reducing overuse included malpractice con- cern, patient requests for services, lack of time for shared decision making, and tests recommended by subspecialists.10 Increasing awareness of the Choosing Wisely recommendations is an...

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afp20190601.pdf the reverse direction. With increased pressure on the affected venous system, the larger veins may become elongated and tortuous. Shear stress on venous endothelial cells due to reversed or turbulent blood flow and inflammation are also important etiologic factors for venous...

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