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 4. Severity-based approach to treating acne vulgaris
Acne Vulgaris: Diagnosis and Treatment
Oct 15, 2019 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for determining treatment for PID.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention
Sep 15, 2019 Issue


Figure 3. Management of urinary incontinence.
Urinary Incontinence in Women: Evaluation and Management
Sep 15, 2019 Issue


Figure 2. Algorithm for the treatment of AOM in children requiring antibiotics.
Otitis Media: Rapid Evidence Review
Sep 15, 2019 Issue


Figure 2. Suggested approach to evaluating hirsutism.
Hirsutism in Women
Aug 1, 2019 Issue


Figure 7. Approach to the treatment of EM.
Erythema Multiforme: Recognition and Management
Jul 15, 2019 Issue


Figure 1. Diagnosis of primary amenorrhea.
Amenorrhea: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Jul 1, 2019 Issue


Figure 2. Diagnosis of secondary amenorrhea.
Amenorrhea: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Jul 1, 2019 Issue


Figure 1. An approach to deprescribing.
Polypharmacy: Evaluating Risks and Deprescribing
Jul 1, 2019 Issue


DID NOT USE-Figure 2. Adolescent SBIRT algorithm.
Adolescent Substance Use and Misuse: Recognition and Management
Jun 1, 2019 Issue


DID NOTE USE-Figure 1. Screening for adolescent substance use.
Adolescent Substance Use and Misuse: Recognition and Management
Jun 1, 2019 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for diagnosis and treatment of heat-related illnesses.
Heat-Related Illnesses
Apr 15, 2019 Issue


Figure 1. Evaluation of palpable breast masses in women 30 years and older.
Common Breast Problems
Apr 15, 2019 Issue


Figure 2. Evaluation of palpable breast masses in women younger than 30 years.
Common Breast Problems
Apr 15, 2019 Issue


Figure 3. Diagnostic workup for breast pain.
Common Breast Problems
Apr 15, 2019 Issue


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