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Advances in the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)

For over a decade, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has invested in research and implementation projects to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in diverse health care settings. AHRQ’s commitment to HAI prevention has been expressed in activities within ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/brandt-advances-prevention-control-hais.pdf

Pain Management and Opioid Abuse: A Public Health Concern

Chronic nonmalignant pain is a health care condition that affects a significant number of Americans and is associated with significant morbidity. In addition to the physical discomfort, chronic pain causes significant work absenteeism, family disruption, and impairment of normal ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/opioid-abuse-position-paper.pdf

Clinical Practice Guideline: Otitis Media with Effusion

The purpose of this guideline is to inform clinicians of evidence-based methods to identify, monitor, and manage Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) in children aged 2 months through 12 years. The guideline may not apply to children older than 12 years because OME is uncommon and the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/OMEFinal.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media

...ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS Subcommittee on Management of Acute Otitis Media CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media ABSTRACT. This evidence-based clinical practice guideline provides recommendations to primary care clinicians...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/final_aom.pdf

Patient Navigators Connecting Patients to Community Resources to Improve Diabetes Outcomes

...Patient Navigators Connecting Patients to Community Resources to Improve Diabetes Outcomes Natalia Y. Loskutova, MD, PhD, Adam G. Tsai, MD, Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, Debby M. LaCruz, MTS, Andrea L. Cherrington, MD, T. Michael Harrington, MD, Tamela J. Turner, PhD, and Wilson D. Pace, MD...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/loskutova_citiesforlife_jabfm_2016.pdf

Patient Navigators Connecting Patients to Community Resources to Improve Diabetes Outcomes

...Patient Navigators Connecting Patients to Community Resources to Improve Diabetes Outcomes Natalia Y. Loskutova, MD, PhD, Adam G. Tsai, MD, Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, Debby M. LaCruz, MTS, Andrea L. Cherrington, MD, T. Michael Harrington, MD, Tamela J. Turner, PhD, and Wilson D. Pace, MD...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/loskutova_citiesforlife_jabfm_2016.pdf

Practice-Based Research Networks

...Proceedings from the Conference Convened by the AAFP Task Force to Enhance Family Practice Research September 27-28, 1998 Leesburg, Virginia American Academy of Family Physicians Practice-Based Research Networks in the 21st Century The Pearls of Research Robert Graham, M.D....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/pearlsofresearch.pdf

FP Essentials #432: Chronic Pain Management

...American Academy of Family Physicians 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211-2680 Phone: 800.274.2237 • Fax: 913.906.6075 • E-mail: contactcenter@aafp.org For reference citations, use the following format: Chang KL, Fillingim R, Hurley RW, Schmidt S. Chronic Pain...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/restricted/432_fp-essentials_chronic-pain-management.pdf

FP Essentials #432: Chronic Pain Management

...American Academy of Family Physicians 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211-2680 Phone: 800.274.2237 • Fax: 913.906.6075 • E-mail: contactcenter@aafp.org For reference citations, use the following format: Chang KL, Fillingim R, Hurley RW, Schmidt S. Chronic Pain...

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https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/restricted/432_fp-essentials_chronic-pain-management.pdf

Clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia)

...Sponsorships or competing interests that may be relevant to con- tent are disclosed at the end of this article. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: This guideline provides evidence-based recom- mendations on managing hoarseness (dysphonia), defined as a disorder characterized by altered vocal...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/RecBoardChair-060810-Attachment-Hoarseness-Guideline.pdf

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