AFP Algorithms

This collection includes diagnostic and treatment algorithms that can aid clinical decision making. Use the filters to sort by discipline or topic. You can also search by keyword for articles containing algorithms. The collection includes algorithms published in AFP since 1998; clinical judgment should be used when referring to older algorithms, as the validity of the medical information included cannot be guaranteed.

Figure 1. Risk-based evaluation of patients referred for colposcopy.
Cervical Colposcopy: Indications and Risk Assessment
Jul 1, 2020 Issue


Figure 5. Algorithm for the evaluation and treatment of back pain in children and adolescents.
Back Pain in Children and Adolescents
Jul 1, 2020 Issue


Figure 4. Algorithm for the treatment of atopic dermatitis.
Atopic Dermatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment
May 15, 2020 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy.
Ectopic Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Management
May 15, 2020 Issue


Figure 1. Stepwise approach to identifying causes of chronic dyspnea.
Chronic Dyspnea: Diagnosis and Evaluation
May 1, 2020 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the diagnosis of chronic diarrhea.
Chronic Diarrhea in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis
Apr 15, 2020 Issue


CUT Algorithm for treatment of sepsis and septic shock.
Sepsis: Diagnosis and Management
Apr 1, 2020 Issue


Figure 1. Diagnostic approach to the patient with frequent headaches.
Frequent Headaches: Evaluation and Management
Apr 1, 2020 Issue


Figure 2. Algorithm for interpreting spirometry.
Office Spirometry: Indications and Interpretation
Mar 15, 2020 Issue


DID NOT USE-Figure 1. Treatment algorithm for Helicobacter pylori Infection.
Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Adults: Evaluation and Management
Mar 1, 2020 Issue


Figure 1. Evaluation and management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding in hemodynamically stable patients.
Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Evaluation and Management
Feb 15, 2020 Issue


Figure 2. Evaluation and management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding in hemodynamically unstable patients.
Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Evaluation and Management
Feb 15, 2020 Issue


Figure 3. Diagnostic approach to primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis.
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) in Primary Care
Feb 15, 2020 Issue


Figure 4. Recommended initial management of laboratory-confirmed, symptomatic primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis.
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) in Primary Care
Feb 15, 2020 Issue


DID NOT USE-e-Figure A. CRAFFT+N questionnaire for detection of problematic substance use among adolescents.
Screening and Counseling Adolescents and Young Adults: A Framework for Comprehensive Care
Feb 1, 2020 Issue


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