Items in FPM with MESH term: Attitude to Health

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Improving Communication With Older Patients: Tips From the Literature - Feature

A "Hopeless" Patient - Curbside Consultation

Do I Have to Resuscitate This Patient Against Her Wishes? - Curbside Consultation

The Complete Physical - Curbside Consultation

Decreasing Self-Perceived Health Status Despite Rising Health Expenditures - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

ABSTRACT: Despite steady increases in U.S. health care spending, the population's self-perceived health status has been in a long-term decline. Increased support for public health, prevention, and primary care could reduce growth in spending and improve actual and perceived health.

Assessing Nicotine Dependence - Article

ABSTRACT: Family physicians can assess the smoking behavior of their patients in a few minutes, using carefully chosen questions. The CAGE questionnaire for smoking (modified from the familiar CAGE questionnaire for alcoholism), the "four Cs" test and the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence help make the diagnosis of nicotine dependence based on standard criteria. Additional questions can be used to determine the patient's readiness to change and the nature of the reinforcement the patient receives from smoking. These tools can assist family physicians in guiding patients to quit smoking-the single most important thing smokers can do to improve their health.

The Emergence of Consumer-Driven Health Care - Feature

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