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AAFP Statement: Federal Budget Proposes Path to Sustainable, Effective Health Care Reform

Feb 27, 2009 - President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2010 budget summary outlines a plan that promises to put America's health care system onto a track of sustainable, equitable, affordable and high quality health care for all Americans. The American Academy of Family Physicians supports the goals for ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/federal-budget-proposes-path-to-sustainable-effective-health-care-reform.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Commend President Obama for Focus on Health Care Reform

Feb 25, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds President Barack Obama’s message to Congress and its focus on health system reform as a key element in the nation’s economic recovery.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/healthcarereform-obama-presidentobama.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud HRSA Appointment

Feb 24, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians and our 94,600 members congratulate President Barack Obama on his appointment of Mary Wakefield, PhD, as administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/hrsaappointment-wakefield.html

Rebuild Primary Care-Based System with Health Professions Grants, Family Medicine ...

Feb 19, 2009 - WASHINGTON - The Obama administration can begin to address the primary care physician shortage and improve the efficiency of the U.S. health care system with a single action: allocate $215 million to support primary care medical education through Section 747 of Title VII in the Public ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/rebuild-primary-care-based-system-with-health-professions-grants.html

AAFP Statement: Medical Education, US Health Care System Need to Rebalance America’s ...

Feb 18, 2009 - America is reinvesting in medical education. We are building nine new medical schools and expanding the class size in all but 18 of 126 existing schools. Since 2000, we have seen the completion of nine osteopathic schools. Such an unprecedented expansion offers an opportunity to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/need-to-rebalance-americas-physician-workforce.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Hail Enactment of Economic Stimulus Package

Feb 17, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians and its 94,600 members congratulate Congress and President Barack Obama for including provisions that will improve the quality and efficiency of health care for all Americans in the now-enacted American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/family-physicians-hail-enactment-of-economic-stimulus-package.html

AAFP Statement: Family Medicine Applauds Senate on Stimulus

Feb 10, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the Senate for passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (HR 1), and looks to a swift resolution of differences between the House and Senate versions of this important legislation.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/family-medicine-applauds-senate-on-stimulus.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud U.S. House for Passage of Economic Recovery ...

Jan 29, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends the U.S. House of Representatives’ for passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, (H.R. 1), which helps preserve American’s access to health care during current economic stress and establishes a foundation on which to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/economicr-recovery-legislation.html

Commonwealth Fund’s Melinda Abrams Joins TransforMED Board of Managers

Jan 26, 2009 - TransforMED LLC today announced Melinda Abrams, assistant vice president at The Commonwealth Fund, was appointed to serve a 3-year term on its board of managers. TransforMED is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians focused on helping primary care medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/boardofmanagers-melindaabrams.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Congratulate President Obama

Jan 20, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians congratulates President Barack Obama on his historic inauguration and applauds his commitment to resolving the challenges that face Americans as they seek affordable, high-quality health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/family-physicians-congratulate-president-obama.html

AAFP Statement: Economic Stimulus Package Promises Important Progress in Strengthening ...

Jan 16, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the economic stimulus package released today by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. Family physicians and the AAFP look forward to learning the details of these proposals and in working with Congress - particularly the Ways and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/economic-stimulus-package-statement.html

AAFP Statement: American Academy of Family Physicians Lauds House Passage of SCHIP ...

Jan 15, 2009 - Family physicians across the United States applaud the House action on HR 2, the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, known as CHIPRA. This legislation meets several goals supported by the AAFP: stable access to health care for all children who are eligible ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/house-passage-of-schip.html

New Guidelines Issued for Diagnosis and Management of Post–Myocardial Infarction ...

Jan 13, 2009 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians today released new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of depression in patients who have suffered a heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction. The guidelines call for patients who have ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/post-mi-depression-guidelines.html

Health Groups Release 2009 Immunization Schedules

Jan 9, 2009 - Updated immunization recommendations for childhood influenza vaccinations are included in the 2009 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules released jointly today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/2009-immunization-schedules.html

Premier Health Site’s Relaunch Offers Enhanced Health Information for Consumers and New...

Jan 8, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and multi-platform video distributor AnswersMedia, LLC., have launched a strategic alliance that provides consumers and physicians access to highly credible, easily searchable, and visually engaging health information via the completely ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/familydoctororg.html

American Academy of Family Physicians and MetLife Foundation Collaborate to Bring New ...

Sep 2, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the AAFP Foundation have announced a new partnership with MetLife Foundation, which is providing a $215,000 grant to fund a program designed to counter the national epidemic of childhood obesity. The program is designed to empower ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/metlife-foundation-grant.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Commend Congress for Overriding Veto of HR 6331

Jul 16, 2008 - Family physicians across the nation commend the U.S. House and Senate for overriding President Bush’s veto of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (HR 6331).

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/medicare-payment-cuts-veto.html

AAFP Statement: Passage of Medicare Bill is First Step to Stabilizing Health Care ...

Jul 9, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the Senate’s passage of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (HR 6331).

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/medicare-hr6331.html

AAFP Statement: 30-day Extension Will Not Resolve Medicare Physician Payment Issue

Jul 7, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians does not support a 30-day stop-gap measure that would freeze Medicare physician payment at the level paid before July 1.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/medicare-physicianpayment-cut.html

AAFP Statement: Senate's Failure to Address Medicare Payment Ill Serves America's ...

Jun 27, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is dismayed and deeply disappointed that the U.S. Senate has failed in its responsibility to enact legislation to prevent a 10.6 percent cut in Medicare physician payment to take effect July 1.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/senate-failure-to-address-medicare-payment.html

AAFP Statement: Senate Must Quickly Pass House-Approved Medicare Legislation

Jun 25, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that the U.S. House has passed HR 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, with such a strong majority. Such a vote reflects the outpouring of physician involvement in this issue.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/medicare-legislation-2008.html

AAFP Statement: Medicare Legislation Helps Avert Potentially Devastating Pay Cut

Jun 13, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians appreciates efforts by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to avert the 10.6 percent reduction in Medicare payment to physicians, which is scheduled to go into effect on July 1.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/medicare-grassley.html

AAFP Statement: Failure to Bring Medicare Bill to Senate Floor is a ‘Serious Blow’

Jun 12, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is deeply disappointed that the Senate has failed to take up debate on the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (S. 3101.). This procedural breakdown is a serious blow to the efforts on the part of the physician community...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/medicareimprovementsforpatientsandprovidersactof2008.html

Family Physicians Endorse Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act

Jun 11, 2008 - Legislation that averts a Medicare physician pay cut in July and provides a 1.1 percent Medicare increase in 2009 promises a measure of stability for both patients and the physicians who care for them.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/medicareimprovementsforpatientsandprovidersact-s3101.html

AAFP Statement: Congress Should Act Now to Pass Bipartisan Medicare Legislation

Jun 9, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds and supports efforts by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and his colleagues in both parties to ensure that America’s Medicare patients have access to health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/medicare-baucaus.html

Press Release - Fixing Health Care: What Women Want

May 29, 2008 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - American women want a health care system in which they and their families can conveniently obtain preventive services, see their personal physicians the day they become sick, and receive coordinated follow-up care if they require hospitalization or care from other ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/052908.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Launches New Business Entity

May 27, 2008 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has announced, effective June 1, its $8 million practice redesign initiative, TransforMED, will become a limited liability corporation (LLC) wholly owned by the AAFP. TransforMED LLC is expected to offer support and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/trasformed-llc-launch.html

Family Medicine Surges in 2008 Match Results

Mar 20, 2008 - Medical students’ interest in family medicine surged in 2008, and evidence of that growth came Thursday when the National Resident Matching Program, or NRMP, announced the 2008 Match results.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/match2008.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Announces ‘Health Care for Everyone’ Plan

Oct 3, 2007 - October 3, 2007, press release about the AAFP's Health Care for Everyone Plan, approved by the AAFP Congress at the organization's annual meeting in Chicago.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/20071003healthcare.html

New Survey Finds Majority of Men Avoid Preventive Health Measures

Jun 19, 2007 - June 19, 2007

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/20070619.html

America’s Family Physicians Join Major Employers and Other Physicians to Revolutionize ...

May 10, 2007 - May 10, 2007

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/05102007pressrelease.html

Major Employers, Physicians and Other Stakeholders Unite to Revolutionize America’s ...

May 10, 2007 - WASHINGTON - Major American employers today united with major physician groups to form a Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC). The Collaborative is the product of many months of discussion among employers, physicians and consumers on how they can work together to advance ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/employers-physicians-stakeholders-unite.html

Fewer Medical Students Choose Primary Care, Patients May Suffer

Mar 15, 2007 - AAFP news release regarding the annual National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) results

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/20070315match07.html

Joint Principles of a Patient-Centered Medical Home Released by Organizations ...

Mar 5, 2007 - Joint Principles of a Patient-Centered Medical Home Released by Organizations Representing More Than 300,000 Physicians

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/20070305pressrelease0.html

AAFP Adopts New Physician Workforce Policy

Sep 28, 2006 - September 28, 2006 Press Release

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/20060928workforcepolicy.html

Media Advisory: Family Medicine Launches Project to Transform Primary Care

Apr 3, 2006 - A media advisory with launch event details for the TransforMED project.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/april-3-2006.html

Family Medicine Launches Project to Transform Primary Care

Apr 3, 2006 - Press release from April 3, 2006, detailing the launch of the TransforMED project.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/release-april3-2006.html

TransforMED Transitions to a Division of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Mar 27, 2006 - March 27, 2006 news release, from the American Academy of Family Physicians

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/transformed.html

Family Medicine Residency Match Numbers Show Slight Increase

Mar 16, 2006 - March 16, 2006 news release, from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/06match.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians: Liability Reform Now!

Feb 1, 2006 - Medical liability reform is a top priority of the AAFP, whose members include family physicians in small and large practices and in rural and urban areas. It is imperative that the President fulfills his promise for tort reform and that Senator Frist fulfills his to bring the issue to a...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/liability-reform-2-1-06.html

familydoctor.org Wins Healthcare Web Site of the Year

Nov 10, 2005 - November 17, 2005 news release, from the American Academy of Family Physicians

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/siteoftheyear.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud Brailer for Work to Establish Connected ...

Apr 24, 2005 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) applauds David Brailer, M.D., Ph.D., for all the outstanding work he has done in his role as the national health information technology coordinator for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/brailer-applaud-4-16-06.html

Family Medicine Residency Match Numbers Show Slight Increase

Mar 17, 2005 - March 17, 2005 news release.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/matchnumbers.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Respond to President's Health Care Agenda

Feb 4, 2005 - We were pleased to hear President Bush highlight medical liability as part of his comprehensive health care agenda. This is one of the most important issues that needs to be addressed in order to improve health care and reform the United States tort system so that it works fairly and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/pres-hc-agenda-2-4-05.html

Report Finds New Model of Health Care Can Improve Quality, Decrease Costs and Increase ...

Dec 2, 2004 - December 2, 2004, Report Finds New Model of Health Care Can Improve Quality, Decrease Costs and Increase Physician Efficiency and Income

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/newhcmodel.html

American Academy of Family Physicians to Establish Political Action Committee

Oct 13, 2004 - October 13, 2004, AAFP news release: American Academy of Family Physicians to Establish Political Action Committee

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/pac.html

New Study Shows Communication Errors Are Frequently the Root Cause of Medical Errors

Jul 30, 2004 - WASHINGTON -- A new study suggests that most medical errors in family medicine are set in motion by errors in communication.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/communication-errors-july-30-2004.html

Survey Results from the American Academy of Family Physicians Indicate Widespread ...

Jul 20, 2004 - News release from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) about survey results that indiate widespread adoption of electronic health record systems.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/ehradoption.html

AAFP Statement: American Academy of Family Physicians Supports Federal Legislation on ...

May 13, 2004 - The American Academy of Family Physicians supports The Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act because it would establish a federal standard for medical liability trials. The AAFP appreciates the continued priority that House leaders have placed on passage ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/medicalliabilityinsurance.html

Family Medicine Residency Match Shows Slight Increase

Mar 18, 2004 - In a change from previous years, the number of medical students matching into family medicine residency positions has increased. Preliminary information from the annual National Resident Matching Program shows that 17 more family medicine residency positions were filled this year - ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/familymedicineresidencymatch.html

Electronic Health Records Benefit the Patient, the Physician, and the Medical Community

Oct 21, 2003 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - In a small- or medium-sized medical practice, an electronic health record (EHR) system is the central nervous system for clinical patient management.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/ehr-october-21-2003.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Establishes Center for Health Information Technology

Sep 25, 2003 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians announced today the establishment of the Center for Health Information Technology. The Center’s mission is to promote and facilitate the adoption and optimal use of health information technology by AAFP members and other ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/chit-established-sept-25-2003.html

AAFP Statement: America Deserves a National Effort to Assure Health Care for All

Sep 30, 2002 - WASHINGTON  The Census Bureau’s announcement that the number of uninsured Americans has risen from 39 million a year ago to 41.2 million today comes as no surprise. However, it should be a siren wail for action. The U.S. health care system is increasingly dysfunctional and unresponsive...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/healthcare-for-all-sept-30-2002.html

Prostate Cancer and PSA Screening Tests

Jun 4, 2002 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. It is estimated that there will be about 179,300 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States this year, and about 37,000 men will die of this disease. For an American ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/prostate-screen-june-4-2002.html

Appointment Time Same Day

...Source: CDC/NCHS, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Percent of physicians by time to get appointment, same-day appointments and percent of appointments that are same-day, 2009-2010 Less than 1 week to get an appointment Same-day appointments Percent of appointments...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/appt-time-same-day.pdf

Visits by Site of Care

...Sources: CDC/NCHS, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Hospital Outpatient Departments Number of visits by site of care in 2010 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 Primary Care Medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/visits-by-site-%20of-care.pdf

Seniors and Caregivers- Online Survey Executive Summary

...Seniors and Caregivers - Online Survey Executive Summary April 2012 Seniors and Caregivers Survey, April 2012 2 Introduction In early 2012, AAFP Public Relations collaborated with Harris Interactive to conduct a national survey of seniors and caregivers. The survey...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/caregivers/ExecSumSrsCgivers.pdf

Member Center Evaluation

...Personas de la tercera edad y cuidadores: encuesta en línea Resumen ejecutivo Abril de 2012 Encuesta a personas de la tercera edad y cuidadores, abril de 2012 2 Introducción A principios de 2012, el área de Relaciones Públicas de American Academy of Family Physicians...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/caregivers/SPANISHExecSummary.pdf

AdultsUsualSource.pdf

...Specialty of Adults’ Usual Source of Care (USC) and Average Health Care Expenditures Av er ag e An nu al E xp en di tu re s 0 $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 Family Medicine General Internist Subspecialties Non-hospital clinic Has no USC...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/AdultsUsualSource.pdf

Student Debt

...$150,000 or more $200,000 or more $250,000 or more $300,000 or more Source: AAMC Medical Student Education: Debt, Costs and Loan Repayment Fact Card October 2013 All Graduating Physicians Medical Student Debt 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 63% 40% 19% 7%...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/All-Medical-Student%20Debt.pdf

ChildrensUsualSource.pdf

...Specialty of Children’s Usual Source of Care (USC) and Average Health Care Expenditures Source: Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Practice and Primary Care/Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2002-2003. Av er ag e An nu al E xp en di tu re s 0...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/ChildrensUsualSource.pdf

Clinical Services

...Source: AAFP Practice Profile Survey, 2014 0 20% 40% 60% 80%10% 30% 50% 70% 90% Clinical Services Provided by Family Physicians Chronic Care Management Adolescent Medicine Geriatric Care Care of Infants/Young Children Urgent Care Inpatient Care Sports Medicine...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/ClinicalServices.pdf

DrPay_2014

...Family Medicine $176,000 Pediatrics $181,000 Neurology $219,000 General Surgery $295,000 Dermatology $308,000 Radiology $340,000 Gastroenterology $348,000 Cardiology $351,000 Orthopedics $413,000 Source: Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2014 Median...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/Doc-Pay-2014.pdf

COM16020220 Comm Infographic

...The Value of Family Medicine Research has consistently shown that patients have better health, higher quality of care, and lower costs when health care systems are built on a strong foundation of primary care. Now, more than ever, family physicians are making an impact as the U.S....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/FamilyMedicineAnsweringtheCall.pdf

FundPrimCare.pdf

...Funding for Title VII, Section 747, Adjusted (1984 dollars) Source: Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Practice and Primary Care. Year 19 77 19 78 19 80 19 81 19 82 19 83 19 84 19 85 19 86 19 87 19 88 19 89 19 90 19 91 19...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/FundPrimCare.pdf

1120-1668_AAFP_Infographic_110413d

...For more information on the American Academy of Family Physicians and why only physicians have the education, expertise, and experience necessary to ensure the highest quality care for patients, please visit FamilyDoctor.org MAKING HEALTH C ARE WORK BET TER FOR PATIENTS The...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/health-care-for-patients.pdf

1120-1668_AAFP_Infographic_010614a

...For more information on the American Academy of Family Physicians and why physicians have the education, expertise, and experience necessary to ensure the highest quality care for patients, please visit FamilyDoctor.org MAKING HEALTH C ARE WORK BET TER FOR PATIENTS The...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/Healthcare_work-for-patients.pdf

FP StudentDebt_2012

...0 5 10 15 20 25 Source: American Academy of Family Physicians, Annual Residency Completion Survey, 2012 $50,000 or less $50,000 - $99,999 $100,000 - $149,999 $150,000 - $199,999 $200,000 - $249,999 $250,000 or more $0.00 18.8% 6.6% 6.6% 11.4% 15.5%...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/FP%20StudentDebt_2012.pdf

HospServ-percent.pdf

...Sampling of Hospital Services Provided by Family Physicians and Percent of FPs Who Provide the Services Source: AAFP Practice Profile, 2008. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Coronary Care Unit, 34.7% Intensive Care Unit, 43.5% Emergency Room, 45.1% Newborn Care, 61.4%...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/HospServ-percent.pdf

MedianExpense2004.pdf

...Median Expenses Per Office-based Physician Visit, by Specialty Type, 2004 Ove rall Gen era l/Fa mily Me d. Inte rna l M ed. Pe diat rics Obs tetr ics and Gy nec olog y Oph tha lmo logy Orth ope dics Psy chia try Car diol ogy...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/MedianExpense2004.pdf

MedianIncome2008FINAL.pdf

...Median Income of Physicians by Specialty, 2008 Source: MGMA Physician Compensation and Production Survey, 2009. Based on 2008 Data. $0 $100,000 $200,000 $300,000 $400,000 $500,000 Dermatology, $368,407 General Surgery, $320,116 Internal Medicine, $191,198 Pediatrics,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/MedianIncome2008FINAL.pdf

MedStudebt08FINAL.pdf

...Percent of U.S. Medical School Graduates With Debt and Amount Owed, 2008 Class Median Debt: $145,067 Source: AAFP Annual Residency Completion Survey, 2008. $50,000 - $99,999, 12.5% $100,000 - $149,999, 14.6% $150,000 - $199,999, 24.3% $200,000 or more, 23.9% None,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/MedStudebt08FINAL.pdf

medical debt copy

...Percent of Students All Graduating Physicians Medical Student Debt Source: AAMC Medical Student Education: Debt, Costs, and Loan Repayment Fact Card 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% $ $$ 45% owe $200,000 or more Debt Owed...

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Mens Health copy

...Men’s Health: Get a Game Plan, Guys Are men taking better care of themselves today? Yes, but according to a recent survey…* JUST SHORT OF THE GOAL LINE Men are hitting the mark on three keys to health: more physical exams, increased activity, and seeking care from their regular...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/MensHealthInfographic072216.pdf

no-office-visits2006.pdf

...Number of Office Visits to Selected Specialties, 2006 0 50 100 150 200 170.7 34.6 34.2 40.8 57.4 179.2 59.8 54.3 66.6 25.6 Primary care office Surgical specialty office Medical specialty office1 Outpatient department1 Emergency...

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no-pricare-phys.pdf

...Primary Care Physicians and Other Specialists in the U.S., by Percent Source: Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S., 2008 American Medical Association Table 4.1 Family Medicine 12% Obstetrics- Gynecology 5% Internal Medicine 16% General Practice 2%...

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1994 to 2014

...1993 63.2% 77.3% 1994 66.7% 82.7% 1995 70.8% 87.1% 1996 72.6% 90.5% 1997 71.7% 89.1% 1998 66.2% 85.5% 1999 62.0% 82.6% 2000 57.2% 81.2% 2001 76.3% 49.0% 2002 79.0% 47.4% 2003 76.2% 42.0% 2004 78.8% 41.5% 2005 82.4% 40.7% 2006 78.0% 41.5% 2007...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/NRMP1994to2014.pdf

PeopChronicConditions.pdf

...People With Chronic Conditions Who Have Seen a Physician, 2004 Condition Saw PC Physician Saw Subspecialist Parkinson’s Disease 445,113 (91%) 428,355 (87%) Congestive Heart Failure 1,886,604 (90%) 1,825,977 (87%) Multiple Sclerosis 426,058 (89%) 428,355 (89%) Diabetes...

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Physician income copy

...Source: Medscape Physician Compensation Report, 2015 Physician Income 2015 Orthopedics $421,000 Cardiology $376,000 Gastroenterology $370,000 Radiology $351,000 Dermatology $339,000 General Surgery $317,000 Neurology $229,000 Internal Medicine $196,000 Family...

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Specialists by Percent chart

...Primary Care Physicians and Other Specialists in the United States, by Percent Source: AMA Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S., 2015 Edition Subspecialties 61%Internal Medicine 17% Family Medicine 8% General Pediatrics 8% Not Classified 6%

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WhatWomenWant-lg.pdf

...0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 68% 52% 50% 63% 63% 57% 60% Same-day appointments for unexpected illnesses A doctor who knows all family members’ medical histories One doctor who manages chronic conditions One doctor who cares for all family members...

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WhereAmericansGetCare.pdf

...Where Americans Get Health Care, 2001 Note: All numbers refer to discrete individual persons and whether or not they received care in each setting in a typical month From: Green LA, Fryer GE Jr, Yawn BP, Lanier D, Dovey SM. The ecology of medical care revisited. N Engl J Med....

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Microsoft Word - AAFP-H1N1-Survey-Exec-Summary-111709-v4-ahjdalcs.doc

...H1N1 Preparedness Survey Executive Summary November 2009 2009 H1N1 Survey 11/09 2 of 6 INTRODUCTION In October 2009, staff from the AAFP’s Marketing Research and Public Relations departments worked together to develop a research project with the objective of assessing...

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Medicare physician payment reform

...American Medical Association May 2007AF58:07:0530:300:5/07 American Medical Association Medicare physician payment reform Future bleak for seniors, baby boomers: Medicare to cut payments as boomers enter the program. Without congressional intervention, Medicare will slash...

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Medicare payment cuts for physician services by state 2008-2016

...American Medical Association May 2007AF58:07:0530:300:5/07 American Medical Association Medicare physician payment reform Medicare payment cuts for physician services by state 2008-2016 (in millions) WA -$96 (-$3,830) OR -$41 (-$1,620) CA -$570 (-$22,650) NV -$40...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/medicare-pay-cut/MedicareCutsByState-AMA.pdf

Microsoft Word - FINAL Executive Summary 061307.doc

...Harris Interactive Inc. Page 1 Memorandum To: Janelle Davis, American Academy of Family Physicians From: Stacey Zabusky, Harris Interactive Date: May 9, 2007 Re: Executive Summary Report - Men’s Health Study Janelle, Below appears the executive summary report...

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Microsoft Word - PhysiciansDirectExpertPanelBios2011.doc

...AAFP Public Relations • Page 1 AAFP Public Relations AAFP Physicians Direct Expert Panel Discussion (In alphabetical order) Jonathan Bertman, MD, FAAFP Founder and Chief Executive Officer Amazing Charts Jonathan Bertman, MD, FAAFP, founded Amazing Charts in 2001. A...

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Microsoft Word - PhyisicansDirectFAQFeb2011.doc

...AAFP Public Relations • Page 1 AAFP Public Relations What is AAFP Physicians Direct? AAFP Physicians Direct is a new service that supports secure, electronic communication between physicians and other health care providers. Built on the Surescripts Network for Clinical...

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Microsoft Word - PhysiciansDirectSpeakerBios2011.doc

...AAFP Public Relations • Page 1 AAFP Public Relations AAFP Physicians Direct News Conference (In speaker order) Glen R. Stream, MD, MBI, FAAFP President-Elect American Academy of Family Physicians Glen R. Stream, MD, MBI, FAAFP, a family physician in Spokane, Wash.,...

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PhysiciansDirectFlyer-2011.pdf

...w w w .a af p .o rg /p h y s ic ia n s d ir e c t AAFP Physicians Direct AAFP Physicians Direct is an affordable and easy-to-use electronic messaging service for physicians that: • Enables physicians to share patient health data through a secure network. •...

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Microsoft Word - PhysiciansDirectSupportingQuotes2011.doc

...AAFP Public Relations • Page 1 Quotes from Supporting Organizations Family physicians who use Amazing Charts EHR now have an innovative and new way to connect electronically with their colleagues, which removes a long-standing barrier to continuity of care. Since the...

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Microsoft Word - PhysiciansDirectSupportingStudies2011.doc

...AAFP Public Relations • Page 1 Recent Studies Support the Need for Better Communication Among Health Care Providers The Markle Survey of Health in a Networked Life Source: The Markle Foundation, January 31, 2011 A survey by The Markle Foundation found that majorities of...

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transformed_comparisonchart.pdf

...✓Physician is center stage ✓Unnecessary barriers to access by patients ✓Care is mostly reactive ✓Paper medical record ✓Unpredictable package of services offered ✓Patient flow and use of practice space not optimized ✓Care is fragmented ✓Communication with practice is synchronous...

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Transformed / IBM Statement -- April 3, 2006

...CONTACT: Jeanne Orfinik Communications Mgr. IBM Healthcare, Life Sciences orfinik@us.ibm.com Phone: (914) 642-5410 Paul Grundy, MD, MPH Well-Being Director IBM Global Well Being Services/Health Benefits April 3, 2006 IBM is delighted to share our experience, both as...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/transformed/transformed_IBMstatement.pdf

Patricia M

...Patricia M. Nazemetz Vice President, Human Resources Xerox Corporation April 3, 2006 On behalf of Xerox, we applaud TransforMED’s efforts to transform the practice of family medicine. Redesigning and reshaping family medical practices to be patient- centered, quality-focused and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/transformed/transformed_xeroxstatement.pdf

Microsoft Word - NDP Practice Profiles.doc

...National Demonstration Project Pilot Practice Profiles LARGE PRACTICES Dartmouth-Hitchcock Community Health Center Lebanon, NH Location: Rural Age: 16 years old Size: Large family medicine group practice (7+ physicians) affiliated with academic medical center Ownership: Hospital...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/transformed/transformed_practices.pdf

transformed_modelofcare.pdf

...M E D I C A L H O M E W H O L E P E R S O N O R IEN TATIONP AT IE N T- C EN T E R E D C A R E C O N T I N U O U S R E L A T I O N S H I P MODEL OF CARE Information Systems ● Center for Health Info Technology compliant ● Clinical guidelines ●...

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Effects-Of-Specialist-Supply-Starfield.pdf

...The Effects Of Specialist Supply On Populations’ Health: Assessing The Evidence The evidence suggests that populations do not necessarily benefit from an overabundance of specialists in a geographic area. by Barbara Starfield, Leiyu Shi, Atul Grover, and James Macinko...

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Impact of Potential Medicare Physician Pay Cuts in Family Medicine Practices September ...

...Impact of Potential Medicare Physician Pay Cuts in Family Medicine Practices September 2010 Percent of Family Medicine Practice Owners 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 72.5% 37.8% 41.1% 61.8% 12.8% Limit Medicare appointments Defer purchase of IT Stop providing...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/access-to-care/Impact-Medicare-cuts-graph-111510.pdf

Ambulatory-Specist-Use-Starfield.pdf

...J Ambulatory Care Manage Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 216-225 Copyright c© 2009 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Ambulatory Specialist Use by Nonhospitalized Patients in US Health Plans Correlates and Consequences Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH; Hsien-Yen Chang, PhD;...

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