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This editorial is the first in a series of three that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overscreening often leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
Introduction to AFP’s series of editorials on overscreening, overdiagnosis, and over-treatment, providing practical guidance on reducing unnecessary medical practices.
Which studies did your colleagues select as the top primary-care research articles of 2013? Topics cover cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal disease, among others.
This campaign has resulted in more than 200 key clinical recommendations to help promote best practices and avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful medical interventions.
Insightful discussions about POEMs published in AFP are available as a free podcast via iTunes.
Educating our patients, applying evidence judiciously, and avoiding undue influences will help us avoid the pitfalls of the ever-changing practice of medicine.
Physicians should not rely on article abstracts when deciding whether a therapy is good. Abstracts often have misleading information and conclusions. It's important to read the body of the article.
This is the second annual summary of top research studies in primary care. In 2012, through regular surveillance of more than 100 English-language clinical research journals, seven clinicians identified 270 studies with the potential to change primary care practice, called POEMs, or patient-oriented...
The Choosing Wisely campaign provides key clinical recommendations for physicians and patients that promote best practices and help avoid unnecessary medical interventions.
A number of clinical decision rules have been released recently. The PERC rule is an example of one that works well because it was derived from a large number of patients, and it was internally and externally validated.