Items in AFP with MESH term: Primary Health Care

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Screening Instruments for Depression - Point-of-Care Guides


A Perfect Storm: Changes Impacting Medicare Threaten Primary Care Access in Underserved Areas - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

ABSTRACT: A convergence of three policies could reduce physician Medicare payments by 14.9 to 22.3 percent in 2008, which could jeopardize access for Medicare beneficiaries in underserved areas. Congress and the Executive Branch should coordinate their roles in setting Medicare payment policy, because their overlapping decisions can have additive impact.


Diagnosis of Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care - Point-of-Care Guides


Aspirin in Patients with Actue Ischemic Stroke - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries


Changing Patient Health-Risk Behavior Requires New Investment in Primary Care - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

ABSTRACT: Evidence supports the effectiveness of primary care interventions to improve nutrition, increase physical activity levels, reduce alcohol intake, and stop tobacco use. However, implementing these interventions requires considerable practice expense. If we hope to change behavior to reduce chronic illness, the way we pay for primary care services must be modified to incorporate these expenses.


Effectiveness of Brief Alcohol Interventions in Primary Care - Cochrane for Clinicians


Having a Usual Source of Care Reduces ED Visits - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

ABSTRACT: The recent growth in the use of emergency departments (EDs) is costly, undesirable, and unnecessary. This trend is partly due to a growing proportion of persons who lack a usual source of care. This group is increasingly likely to rely on EDs for their health care needs compared with those who have a usual source of care.


Primary Care's Ecologic Impact on Obesity - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

ABSTRACT: With a costly obesity epidemic, policy makers must recognize factors that may influence obesity not only for each person, but also across communities. Increased primary care physician density on the county level is associated with decreased obesity rates. As we move to restructure the primary care workforce and engage our patients and communities in behavior change, the implications of this association merit closer investigation.


Osteoporosis Screening: Mixed Messages in Primary Care - Editorials


Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women - Putting Prevention into Practice


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