Items in AFP with MESH term: Physician's Practice Patterns

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Physician Practice Management Companies: Too Good to Be True? - Feature


Readers Speak Out on Solo Practice - Feature


Using Qualitative Self-Evaluation in Rating Physician Performance - Feature


Decrease Hassles and Costs by Integrating Your Plans' Formularies - Feature


Integrating a Behavioral Health Specialist Into Your Practice - Feature


Should Your Practice Participate in a Quality-Reporting Program? - Feature


Medicare Enrollment: Staying in the Game Even When the Rules Change - Feature


Intimate Partner Violence - Article

ABSTRACT: Intimate partner violence is a common source of physical, psychological, and emotional morbidity. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men annually are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to be injured, sexually assaulted, or murdered by an intimate partner. Studies suggest that one in four women is at lifetime risk. Physicians can use therapeutic relationships with patients to identify intimate partner violence, make brief office interventions, offer continuity of care, and refer them for subspecialty and community-based evaluation, treatment, and advocacy. Primary care physicians are ideally positioned to work from a preventive framework and address at-risk behaviors. Strategies for identifying intimate partner violence include asking relevant questions in patient histories, screening during periodic health examinations, and case finding in patients with suggestive signs or symptoms. Discussion needs to occur confidentially. Physicians should be aware of increased child abuse risk and negative effects on children’s health observed in families with intimate partner violence. Physicians also should be familiar with local and national resources available to these patients.


Five Signs You May Have Joined the Wrong Practice - The Last Word


The 2011 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 2,719 Family Physicians - Feature


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