AFP Algorithms

This collection includes diagnostic and treatment algorithms that can aid clinical decision making. Use the filters to sort by discipline or topic. You can also search by keyword for articles containing algorithms. The collection includes algorithms published in AFP since 1998; clinical judgment should be used when referring to older algorithms, as the validity of the medical information included cannot be guaranteed.

Figure 2. B12 deficiency testing algorithm.
Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Recognition and Management
Sep 15, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the initial management of suspected acute meningitis.
Aseptic and Bacterial Meningitis: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention
Sep 1, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the outpatient diagnosis of pleuritic chest pain
Pleuritic Chest Pain: Sorting Through the Differential Diagnosis
Sep 1, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for fall risk assessment and interventions.
Preventing Falls in Older Persons
Aug 15, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Diagnostic algorithm for epilepsy.
Epilepsy: Treatment Options
Jul 15, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Recommended treatment algorithm for insomnia.
Insomnia: Pharmacologic Therapy
Jul 1, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithmic approach to screening for developmental delay.
Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen
Jul 1, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Evaluating NAFLD in primary care.
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Identifying Patients at Risk of Inflammation or Fibrosis
Jun 15, 2017 Issue


Figure 9. Stepwise treatment of chronic urticaria.
Acute and Chronic Urticaria: Evaluation and Treatment
Jun 1, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the diagnosis of suspected subclinical hyperthyroidism.
Subclinical Hyperthyroidism: When to Consider Treatment
Jun 1, 2017 Issue


Figure 4. Algorithm for acute laceration management.
Laceration Repair: A Practical Approach
May 15, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the perioperative management of antiplatelet therapy.
Perioperative Cardiovascular Medication Management in Noncardiac Surgery: Common Questions
May 15, 2017 Issue


Figure 3. Algorithm for the treatment of suspected peritonsillar abscess.
Peritonsillar Abscess
Apr 15, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the management of severe asymptomatic hypertension.
Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment
Apr 15, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Recommendations for testing and interpretation of laboratory results for pregnant women with possible exposure to Zika virus, United States and U.S. territories).
Zika Virus: Common Questions and Answers
Apr 15, 2017 Issue


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