American Family Physician's annual collection of the top 20 research studies for primary care addresses a variety of topics with the potential to change practice. A group of primary care clinicians with expertise in evidence-based practice rated these studies highly based on their clinical relevance, validity, and reported outcomes. Known as POEMs, for patient-oriented evidence that matters, the studies are organized by topic and summarized with a clinical question, bottom-line answer, and brief discussion.
Levels of Evidence definitions from Essential Evidence Plus(www.essentialevidenceplus.com).
See related AFP articles:
Top 20 Research Studies of 2015 for Primary Care Physicians(7 page PDF)
Top 20 Research Studies of 2014 for Primary Care Physicians
Top 20 Research Studies of 2013 for Primary Care Physicians
Top 20 Research Studies of 2012 for Primary Care Physicians
Top 20 Research Studies of 2011 for Primary Care Physicians
POEMs are provided by Essential Evidence Plus, a point-of-care clinical decision support system published by Wiley-Blackwell. For more information, please see http://www.essentialevidenceplus.com(www.essentialevidenceplus.com).
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