Primary Health Care

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When Medicine Reverses Itself: Avoiding Practice Pitfalls - Editorials

Relying on NPs and PAs Does Not Avoid the Need for Policy Solutions for Primary Care - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

Historic Growth Rates Vary Widely Across the Primary Care Physician Disciplines - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

Evaluation and Treatment of the Acutely Injured Worker - Article

ABSTRACT: Approximately 3 million work-related injuries were reported by private industries in 2011, and primary care physicians provided care for approximately one out of four injured workers. To appropriately individualize the treatment of an injured worker and expedite the return to work process, primary care physicians need to be familiar with the workers’ compensation system and treatment guidelines. Caring for an injured worker begins with a medical history documenting preexisting medical conditions, use of potentially impairing medications and substances, baseline functional status, and psychosocial factors. An understanding of past and current work tasks is critical and can be obtained through patient-completed forms, job analyses, and the patient’s employer. Return to work in some capacity is an important part of the recovery process. It should not be unnecessarily delayed and should be an expected outcome communicated to the patient during the initial visit. Certain medications, such as opioids, may delay the return to work process, and their use should be carefully considered. Accurate and legible documentation is critical and should always include the location, date, time, and mechanism of injury.

Ecology of Health Care: The Need to Address Low Utilization in American Indians/Alaska Natives - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

Projected Impact of the Primary Care Residency Expansion Program Using Historical Trends in Graduate Placement - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

Podcasts of the POEMs Featured in AFP Are Now Available - Editorials

The Changing Landscape of Primary Care HPSAs and the Influence on Practice Location - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse - Putting Prevention into Practice

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