ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Evidence-Based Medicine

May 15, 2015 Issue
If It Seems Too Good To Be True... [AFP Journal Club]

There are dangers in the early adoption of treatment modalities without repeated verification in the literature.


May 15, 2015 Issue
USPSTF Recommendations That Were New or Updated in 2014 [Editorials]

Recommendations from the USPSTF are intended to guide the clinical preventive services provided by primary care clinicians in the outpatient setting, or referable from that setting. We highlight the new and updated USPSTF recommendations from 2014.


Apr 1, 2015 Issue
Introducing Medicine by the Numbers: A Collaboration of The NNT Group and AFP [Editorials]

The NNT is a useful concept that helps convey the importance of an intervention in various populations. The NNT assigns a bottom-line number to the relative strength of an intervention, and helps put it in perspective. Toward that end, we are happy to announce a partnership with TheNNT.com, an onlin...


Mar 15, 2015 Issue
Clinical Decision Support Linked to EMRs Does Not Decrease Mortality [POEMs]

Despite several decades of the use of EMRs and computerized decision support systems, the overall quality of data supporting their use is poor and those data show these systems do not save lives or save money. Whether patient morbidity is improved is even less certain.


Mar 1, 2015 Issue
Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overtreatment [Editorials]

The third in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overtreatment is an important harm that commonly follows overscreening and overdiagnosis.


Feb 1, 2015 Issue
Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overdiagnosis [Editorials]

The second in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overdiagnosis occurs when a disease is diagnosed and treated, even though that disease never would have harmed the patient if left untreated.


Jan 1, 2015 Issue
Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overscreening [Editorials]

This editorial is the first in a series of three that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overscreening often leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.


Jan 1, 2015 Issue
Getting Medicine Right: Overcoming the Problem of Overscreening, Overdiagnosis, and Overtreatment [Editorials]

Introduction to AFP’s series of editorials on overscreening, overdiagnosis, and over-treatment, providing practical guidance on reducing unnecessary medical practices.


Sep 15, 2014 Issue
Top 20 Research Studies of 2013 for Primary Care Physicians [Article]

Which studies did your colleagues select as the top primary-care research articles of 2013? Topics cover cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal disease, among others.


Mar 1, 2014 Issue
More Ways to Improve Health and Reduce Harm: Choosing Wisely Phase 3 [Editorials]

This campaign has resulted in more than 200 key clinical recommendations to help promote best practices and avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful medical interventions.


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