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 1. Algorithm for the management of uterine fibroids.
Uterine Fibroids: Diagnosis and Treatment
Jan 15, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Recommended approach to the initiation of statin therapy.
Hyperlipidemia: Drugs for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Adults
Jan 15, 2017 Issue


Figure 2. Approach to monitoring the therapeutic response and adherence to statins.
Hyperlipidemia: Drugs for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Adults
Jan 15, 2017 Issue


Key steps in alcohol screening and brief counseling
The CDC’s Recommendations to Help Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Jan 1, 2017 Issue


Figure 4. Algorithm for the workup of symptoms suggestive of esophageal cancer.
Esophageal Cancer
Jan 1, 2017 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the evaluation of suspected diabetic gastroparesis.
Diabetes Mellitus: Management of Gastrointestinal Complications
Dec 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 4. Algorithm for the peripheral lymphadenopathy.
Unexplained Lymphadenopathy: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis
Dec 1, 2016 Issue


Figure 2. Algorithm for diagnosing acute monoarthritis.
Acute Monoarthritis: Diagnosis in Adults
Nov 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 2. Algorithm for diagnosis and management of erectile dysfunction.
Erectile Dysfunction
Nov 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Suggested algorithm for the evaluation of suspected pulmonary hypertension in primary care.
Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment
Sep 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 2. Algorithm for the evaluation and treatment of a patient with atrial fibrillation.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Sep 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 2. Algorithm management of SLE.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Primary Care Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Aug 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Diagnostic algorithm for diagnosis of SLE in the primary care setting.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Primary Care Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Aug 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the management of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: An Update
Aug 1, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Jul 15, 2016 Issue


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