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Thirty Years of AFP: Having Fun Painting the Fence - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2018 - Read Dr. Siwek's summary of his 29 years as Editor of AFP.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p83.html

Evidence-Based Medicine: Common Misconceptions, Barriers, and Practical Solutions - ...

Sep 15, 2018 - EBM is the integration of the best available evidence with clinical expertise and the individual patient's values, preferences, and unique circumstances. Despite the success of this approach, misconceptions and barriers remain.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0915/p343.html

AFP 2018: How We’re Doing - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - This editorial updates and adds to previous reports on statistics for American Family Physician (AFP).

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p772.html

Introducing AFP's Next Editor-in-Chief - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Meet Dr. Sumi Makkar Sexton, AFP's new Editor-in-Chief.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p154.html

Drug Price Gouging: When Will it End? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2017 - Price gouging will end only when the structural elements responsible for the unchecked costs of drugs are addressed in a systematic way.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/p20.html

AFP’s Acceptance Rates and Timelines to Publication - Editorials - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2016 - ...JAY SIWEK, MD, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia Am Fam Physician. 2016 Dec 1;94(11):874-876. In this issue, we begin what will be a regular report documenting the acceptance rates of our clinical review articles and timelines to publication. We...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1201/p874.html

Top POEMS for Choosing Wisely: Another Tool to Help Physicians Practice Good Medicine -...

Oct 1, 2016 - If you're looking for concise lists of tips to change clinical practice for the better, consult this list of top POEMs for Choosing Wisely.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1001/p539.html

Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT): A Patient-Centered Approach to Grading ...

Feb 1, 2004 - A large number of taxonomies are used to rate the quality of an individual study and the strength of a recommendation based on a body of evidence. We have developed a new grading scale that will be used by several family medicine and primary care journals (required or optional), with ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/p548.html

Screening for Ovarian Cancer—More Hype Than Hope? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2016 - In keeping with the principles of the Choosing Wisely campaign, physicians and patients would do well to avoid the pitfalls of overscreening and wait for results that promise more hope than hype.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0601/p906.html

Acknowledging and Thanking our Peer Reviewers - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2016 - The peer review process greatly improves the articles we publish in American Family Physician. On behalf of the entire editorial team at AFP, many thanks to all of our wonderful reviewers!

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/p544.html

AFP Goes Audio: Introducing the American Family Physician Podcast - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 2016 - Podcasts are an increasingly important way to disseminate information to the medical community. We hope that many readers of AFP, the number one journal in primary care, will also become listeners.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p174.html

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine: 2016 Edition - Editorials - American ...

Feb 1, 2016 - Practicing family physicians are role models for medical students. This Editorial and related article provide the guidance physicians need to counsel students about career choices in family medicine.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p175.html

Introducing Medicine by the Numbers: A Collaboration of The NNT Group and AFP - ...

Apr 1, 2015 - The NNT is a useful concept that helps convey the importance of an intervention in various populations. The NNT assigns a bottom-line number to the relative strength of an intervention, and helps put it in perspective. Toward that end, we are happy to announce a partnership with ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p434.html

Screening and Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer: Avoiding the Pitfalls of ...

Jan 15, 2015 - Although much has been written about the need to encourage colonoscopy in underscreened populations, overscreening for colorectal cancer is now recognized as a problem that can lead to harm.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p82.html

Getting Medicine Right: Overcoming the Problem of Overscreening, Overdiagnosis, and ...

Jan 1, 2015 - Introduction to AFP’s series of editorials on overscreening, overdiagnosis, and over-treatment, providing practical guidance on reducing unnecessary medical practices.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p18.html

Podcasts of the POEMs Featured in AFP Are Now Available - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2014 - Insightful discussions about POEMs published in AFP are available as a free podcast via iTunes.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p334.html

More Ways to Improve Health and Reduce Harm: Choosing Wisely Phase 3 - Editorials - ...

Mar 1, 2014 - This campaign has resulted in more than 200 key clinical recommendations to help promote best practices and avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful medical interventions.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p329.html

AFP's Conflict of Interest Policy: Disclosure Is Not Enough - Editorials - American ...

Feb 1, 2014 - The editor of AFP describes the journal's conflict of interest policy.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p161.html

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations to Improve Health Care Quality and ...

Aug 1, 2013 - The Choosing Wisely campaign provides key clinical recommendations for physicians and patients that promote best practices and help avoid unnecessary medical interventions.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p164.html

How to Write an Evidence-Based Clinical Review Article - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - Traditional clinical review articles, also known as updates, differ from systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Updates selectively review the medical literature while discussing a topic broadly. Non-quantitative systematic reviews comprehensively examine the medical literature, seeking ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p251.html

Choosing Wisely: Top Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Harm, While Lowering ...

Jul 15, 2012 - Initially sponsored by nine medical specialty societies, the campaign consists of specialty-specific top-five lists of common tests and procedures that are often performed unnecessarily, when they are not likely to improve a patient's health. The primary focus of the campaign is to ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/p128.html

Compromising the Medical Literature: The Hidden Influence of Industry-Biased Articles -...

Sep 1, 2011 - Stealth marketing via journals threatens evidence-based practice, but eliminating ghostwriting does not guarantee the absence of undue bias. A further step to deter such practices is the retraction of articles for egregious instances of distortion. To leave obviously compromised ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/p489.html

Introducing "AFP By Topic: Editors' Choice of Best Current Content" - Editorials - ...

Jun 1, 2010 - ...JAY SIWEK, MD, and KENNY LIN, MD, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC. Am Fam Physician. 2010 Jun 1;81(11):1332. Are you looking for a good source of high-quality information on common clinical topics? Do you want to brush up on specific content areas for the Board...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0601/p1332.html

Celebrating the Past; Looking Forward to the Future - Editorials - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2010 - ...JAY SIWEK, MD, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C Am Fam Physician. 2010 Apr 1;81(7):842-843. Most anniversary commentaries look back, noting where we have been, the changes made, and the milestones reached along the way. That was certainly the focus of the last two...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p842.html

Drug Pricing in AFP--How Much Does a Drug Cost? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2010 - ...JAY SIWEK, MD, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC Am Fam Physician. 2010 Jan 15;81(2):125-126. Related Editor's Note (added January 7, 2015) It seems like a simple question—how much does a drug cost? The answer turns out to be far from simple. As you may have noticed,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p125.html

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