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House Calls - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2011 - House calls provide a unique perspective on patients’ environment and health problems. The demand for house calls is expected to increase considerably in future decades as the U.S. population ages. Although study results have been inconsistent, house calls involving multidisciplinary ...

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The Home Visit - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1999 - With the advent of effective home health programs, an increasing proportion of medical care is being delivered in patients' homes. Since the time before World War II, direct physician involvement in home health care has been minimal. However, patient preferences and key changes in the ...

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Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on geriatric care and related issues, including assistive devices, elder mistreatment, failure to thrive, fall prevention, geriatric assessment, house calls, impaired visual acuity, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on ...

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House Calls Improve Care, Lower Costs

Jan 28, 2015 - House Calls Improve Care, Lower Costs

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Family Physician Makes House Call Medicine His Mission

May 26, 2015 - Family physician Thomas Cornwell, M.D., of Wheaton, Ill., has been delivering house call medicine to mostly elderly patients for nearly 20 years. He sings the praises of medical care that is fast and efficient and avoids having to transport patients with serious mobility issues.

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Home Health Care

Oct 4, 2017 - Learn about AAFP's policy on home health care.

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Home Visits for Pregnant Adolescents - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2016 - Nurse home visits for pregnant adolescents seem to improve resource utilization and prenatal clinic visit show rates.

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House Calls: What to Do When Your Patients Are Snowed In

Mar 24, 2015 - House Calls: What to Do When Your Patients Are Snowed In

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Resolution No. 407 (Washington A) - Support Housing Access for All -- Congress of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for policies supporting Housing First approaches (such as permanent housing with community-based, integrated treatment, rehabilitation and support services), including for policies that encourage Medicaid ...

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School Absenteeism in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2018 - Frequent school absenteeism has immediate and long-term negative effects on academic performance, social functioning, high school and college graduation rates, adult income, health, and life expectancy. Previous research focused on distinguishing between truancy and anxiety-driven ...

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Managing Pain in the Dying Patient - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2000 - End-of-life care can be a challenge requiring the full range of a family physician's skills. Significant pain is common but is often undertreated despite available medications and technology. Starting with an appropriate assessment and following recommended guidelines on the use of ...

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Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - Family physicians should be proficient in geriatric assessment because, as society ages, older adults will constitute an increasing proportion of patients. Geriatric assessment evaluates medical, social, and environmental factors that influence overall well-being, and addresses ...

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Medicare simplifying face-to-face encounter requirements for home health certification ...

Jan 27, 2015 - Medicare simplifying face-to-face encounter requirements for home health certification

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Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Approach to Medical Care - ...

May 15, 2018 - Developmental disabilities are attributable to a cognitive impairment, physical impairment, or both. They manifest during the developmental period from birth to early adulthood, and are likely to continue indefinitely. The life expectancy of most persons with developmental disabilities ...

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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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Care of the Homeless: An Overview - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2014 - Homelessness affects men, women, and children of all races and ethnicities. On any given night, more than 610,000 persons in the United States are homeless; a little more than one-third of these are families. Homeless persons are more likely to become ill, have greater hospitalization ...

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Identification and Management of Peripartum Depression - American Family Physician

May 15, 2016 - Peripartum depression affects up to one in seven women and is associated with significant maternal and neonatal morbidity if untreated. A history of depression is the strongest risk factor for developing peripartum depression. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening...

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A Home Visit - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2011 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

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Home Health Proposal Could Lighten Family Physicians' Administrative Burden

Jul 9, 2014 - Family physicians who refer their Medicare patients for home health services, order home health services and/or certify patients' eligibility for the Medicare home health benefit could see their administrative load lighten just a little next year. That's because CMS has proposed changes...

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Associations Urge House to Protect Access to Physicians for Older Americans and ...

May 25, 2010 - WASHINGTON-Today, AARP along with the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association and Military Officers Association of America, call on the U.S. House of Representatives to support the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes ...

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Caregiver Care - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - Eighty percent of adults requiring long-term care currently live at home in the community, and unpaid family caregivers provide 90% of their care. Family caregivers serve as a critical extension of the U.S. health care system, and the demand for family caregivers is expected to increase...

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Preventing Falls in Older Persons - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2017 - The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance impairment. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend exercise or ...

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Cashing in on House Calls -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - A cash-only, house call practice enabled this physician to earn more while spending less.

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Failure to Thrive: A Practical Guide - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2016 - Children with very low weight for age or height and those who do not maintain an appropriate growth pattern may have failure to thrive (FTT), also known as weight faltering. If confirmed by repeated valid measurements, FTT should prompt a search for causes of undernutrition, including ...

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Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Treatment - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2017 - Postpartum hemorrhage is common and can occur in patients without risk factors for hemorrhage. Active management of the third stage of labor should be used routinely to reduce its incidence. Use of oxytocin after delivery of the anterior shoulder is the most important and effective ...

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