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Insightful discussions about POEMs published in AFP are available as a free podcast via iTunes.
Educating our patients, applying evidence judiciously, and avoiding undue influences will help us avoid the pitfalls of the ever-changing practice of medicine.
Physicians should not rely on article abstracts when deciding whether a therapy is good. Abstracts often have misleading information and conclusions. It's important to read the body of the article.
This is the second annual summary of top research studies in primary care. In 2012, through regular surveillance of more than 100 English-language clinical research journals, seven clinicians identified 270 studies with the potential to change primary care practice, called POEMs, or patient-oriented...
The Choosing Wisely campaign provides key clinical recommendations for physicians and patients that promote best practices and help avoid unnecessary medical interventions.
A number of clinical decision rules have been released recently. The PERC rule is an example of one that works well because it was derived from a large number of patients, and it was internally and externally validated.
In 2011, through regular surveillance of more than 100 English-language research journals, a group of seven clinicians identified approximately 250 studies with the potential to improve the practice of primary care physicians and the outcomes of patients (designated as POEMs [patient-oriented eviden...
Many guidelines are dominated by recommendations from experts and are not based on sound clinical studies. The development of clinical practice guidelines needs to be transparent and devoid of commercial, financial, and political influences. Physicians should also be wary of outdated guidelines.
To more effectively disseminate the results of comparative effectiveness research into practice, AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program produces concise summaries of its reviews for patients, policy makers, and physicians. AFP has partnered with AHRQ to introduce a new journal feature, “Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews.”
Stealth marketing via journals threatens evidence-based practice, but eliminating ghostwriting does not guarantee the absence of undue bias. A further step to deter such practices is the retraction of articles for egregious instances of distortion. To leave obviously compromised articles in the medi...