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Single-question screening tools regarding the need for help with understanding and completing medical forms and reading materials can be effective for detecting inadequate health literacy in the outpatient setting.
There is growing consensus that it is important to screen for social determinants of health in primary care and generate usable, actionable data to help physicians and practices build connections to community health resources.
Which 2016 studies did your peers rate as most clinically relevant to their patients? Find out which recommendations you can apply to your practice in our annual installment of the top 20 POEMs.
Taking specific steps to make diagnosis more reliable is something we should all consider. We will never be perfect, but we owe it to our patients and our profession to improve. A diagnostic checklist is included.
The highest-rated studies of 2015 cover respiratory tract infection, back pain, screening and prevention, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease.
Learn about the crucial role that family physicians have in the evolving health care environment, their scope of practice, the diverse career opportunities available, the education and training of family physicians, and the economic realities of a career in family medicine.
Practicing family physicians are role models for medical students. This Editorial and related article provide the guidance physicians need to counsel students about career choices in family medicine.
Diseases once confined to the third or developing world are now everyone's concern. Global has truly become local. Having some knowledge of and competencies in global health is not only relevant, but also essential, for every family physician.
What can physicians do to address limited health literacy and be sure that patients understand health information? The answer is twofold: practicewide changes and individual communication changes.
News stories of gun violence have ignited the debate about what public health measures are appropriate for reducing the epidemic of gun injury and death. With the shooting rate climbing, primary care physicians may reasonably ask what role they can play in reducing injuries.