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The Importance of Having Health Insurance and a Usual Source of Care - Graham Center ...

Sep 15, 2004 - The effects of insurance and having a usual source of care are additive. Efforts to improve health care access for all should provide a medical home and health insurance.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1035.html

Chiropractors Are Not a Usual Source of Primary Health Care - Graham Center Policy ...

Jun 1, 2004 - Chiropractors are the largest source of office-based care in the United States that does not involve a physician, but people do not view chiropractors as primary providers of health care or advice. Unlike the care given by primary care providers, the majority of care provided by ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2544.html

What People Want from Their Family Physician - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers - ...

May 15, 2004 - The public wants and is satisfied by care provided within a patient-physician relationship based on understanding, honesty, and trust. If the U.S. health care system is ever to become patient-centered, it must be designed to support these values and sustain, rather than fracture, the ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2310.html

Few People in the United States Can Identify Primary Care Physicians - Graham Center ...

May 15, 2004 - Almost one decade after the Institute of Medicine (IOM) defined primary care, only one third of the American public is able to identify any of the medical specialties that provide it, and only 17 percent were able to accurately distinguish primary care physicians from medical or ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2312.html

The Ecology of Medical Care for Children in the United States: A New Application of an ...

Dec 15, 2003 - If equal and adequate access to health care for children in the United States is a goal, we are failing. That failing is most prominent in the setting where most children receive care and preventive services—the doctor's office.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2310.html

The U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce: Persistently Declining Interest in Primary ...

Oct 15, 2003 - A persistent, six-year trend in the choice of specialty training by U.S. medical students threatens the adequacy of the physician workforce of the United States. This pattern should be reversed and requires the attention of policy makers and medical educators.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1484.html

The U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce: Minimal Growth 1980-1999 - Graham Center ...

Oct 15, 2003 - Growth in the primary care physician workforce (physicians per capita) in the United States has trailed the growth of the specialist physician population in recent years. This has occurred despite calls during the same period for increased production of primary care physicians and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1483.html

The U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce: Undervalued Service - Graham Center Policy ...

Oct 15, 2003 - Primary care physicians work hard, but their compensation is not correlated to their work effort when compared with physicians in other specialties. This disparity contributes to student disinterest in primary care specialties.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1486.html

Family Physicians Make a Substantial Contribution to Maternity Care: The Case of the ...

Aug 1, 2003 - Family physicians provided nearly 20 percent of labor and delivery care in Maine in the year 2000. A substantial proportion of this care was provided to women insured by Medicaid and those delivering in smaller, rural hospitals and residency-affiliated hospitals. As family medicine ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p405.html

Family Physicians Are an Important Source of Newborn Care: The Case of the State of ...

Aug 15, 2003 - Family physicians (FPs) provided 30 percent of inpatient newborn care in Maine in the year 2000. FPs cared for a large proportion of newborns, especially those insured by Medicaid and in smaller, rural hospitals where FPs also delivered babies. Family medicine's commitment to serve ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p593.html

Consequences of Medical Errors Observed by Family Physicians - Graham Center Policy ...

Mar 1, 2003 - In two studies about medical errors, family physicians reported health, time, and financial consequences in nearly 85 percent of their error reports. Health consequences occurred when the error caused pain, extended or created illness, or placed patients, their families, and others at ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p915.html

Family Physicians Are an Important Source of Mental Health Care - Graham Center Policy ...

Apr 1, 2003 - While comprising about 15 percent of the physician workforce, family physicians provided approximately 20 percent of physician office-based mental health visits in the United States between 1980 and 1999. This proportion has remained stable over the past two decades despite a decline in...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1422.html

Family Physicians' Solutions to Common Medical Errors - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers...

Mar 15, 2003 - In two U.S. studies about medical errors in 2000 and 2001, family physicians offered their ideas on how to prevent, avoid, or remedy the five most often reported medical errors. Almost all reports (94 percent) included at least one idea on how to overcome the reported error. These ideas...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1168.html

Types of Medical Errors Commonly Reported by Family Physicians - Graham Center Policy ...

Feb 15, 2003 - In a group of studies about medical errors in family medicine, the five error types most often observed and reported by U.S. family physicians were: (1) errors in prescribing medications; (2) errors in getting the right laboratory test done for the right patient at the right time; (3) ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p697.html

Family Physicians Increase Provision of Well-Infant Care Despite Decline in Prenatal ...

Jan 1, 2003 - Over the past 20 years, family physicians and general practitioners (FP/GPs) and pediatricians have upheld their commitment to preventive care for infants. Non-Metropolitan Statistical Areas (non-MSAs) depend on family physicians for almost one half of their well-infant care. FP/GPs ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p17.html

Family Physicians' Declining Contribution to Prenatal Care in the United States - ...

Dec 15, 2002 - A substantial decline in prenatal care by family physicians has occurred over the past 20 years in all geographic regions of the country. Even so, during the past two decades, family physicians and general practitioners (FP/GPs) have provided more than 2 million prenatal visits per ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2192.html

Family Physicians Are the Main Source of Primary Health Care for the Medicare ...

Dec 1, 2002 - Of people 65 years and older who reported an individual provider as their usual source of health care, 60 percent identified a family physician or general practitioner. The Medicare population relies heavily on family physicians.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2032.html

Title VII Funding is Associated with More Family Physicians and More Physicians Serving...

Aug 15, 2002 - Title VII funding of departments of family medicine at U.S. medical schools is significantly associated with expansion of the primary care physician workforce and increased accessibility to physicians for the residents of rural and underserved areas. Title VII has been successful in ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p554.html

What Physicians Need to Know About Seniors and Limited Prescription Benefits, and Why -...

Jul 15, 2002 - More and more often, seniors are faced with outpatient prescription benefits that have annual spending limits, and they may be forced to cut back on use of medications when they run out of benefits before the end of the year. Family physicians can play a valuable role by helping seniors...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p212.html

Uncoordinated Growth of the Primary Care Work Force - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers -...

Nov 1, 2001 - Family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are distinctly different in their clinical training, yet they function interdependently. Together, they represent a significant portion of the primary care work force. Training capacity for these professions has increased ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1101/p1498.html

Trumping Professional Roles: Collaboration of Nurse Practitioners and Physicians for a ...

Oct 15, 2001 - Professional turf battles have yielded variations in the scope of practice for nurse practitioners (NPs) that obstruct collaboration with physicians that would enhance patient care. Patients would be better served if NPs and physicians worked together to develop better combined models ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1325.html

The Contemporary Ecology of U.S. Medical Care Confirms the Importance of Primary Care -...

Sep 15, 2001 - More women, men and children receive medical care each month in the offices of primary care physicians than any other professional setting. There is an urgent need for health policies that encourage further innovation and implementation of first-rate primary care for everyone.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p928.html

The United States Relies on Family Physicians Unlike Any Other Specialty - Graham ...

May 1, 2001 - Designation of a county as a Primary Care Health Personnel Shortage Area (PCHPSA) depends on the number of primary care physicians practicing there. Without family physicians, an additional 1,332 of the United States' 3,082 urban and rural counties would qualify for designation as ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1669.html

The Patient Safety Grid: Toxic Cascades in Health Care Settings - Graham Center Policy ...

Mar 15, 2001 - The Patient Safety Grid shows the fields where action is necessary in a comprehensive national effort to reduce harm from medical errors. Each segment of the grid is important and connected to others, sometimes forming a toxic cascade.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1047.html

Toxic Cascades: A Comprehensive Way to Think About Medical Errors - Graham Center ...

Mar 1, 2001 - Current thinking about threats to patient safety caused by medical errors is often focused on the immediate consequences of mistakes in the hospital setting that affect specific aspects of care, such as testing procedures or medications. Some mistakes, however, become apparent distant ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p847.html

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