ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Family Medicine

Oct 01, 2021 Issue
Diary of a Family Physician [Diary of a Family Physician]

First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.


Oct 01, 2021 Issue
Physician Employment Eclipses Practice Ownership: The Ongoing Trend and Its Effect on Family Medicine [Graham Center Policy One-Pagers]

In 2016, for the first time, less than one-half of practicing physicians had an ownership stake in their own practices. The most recent American Medical Association Physician Practice Benchmark Survey reveals that this trend continues. More physicians are identifying as employees instead of owners, ...


Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Diary of a Family Physician [Diary of a Family Physician]

First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.


Aug 01, 2021 Issue
Fallacies and Dangers of Practicing Race-Based Medicine [Editorials]

Race does not have a biologic definition, but rather a political and social one that is fluid and independent of science. Nevertheless, the medical community uses race as a scientific variable in several prominent clinical situations, including calculation of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease r...


Aug 01, 2021 Issue
Graham Center Policy One-Pagers Provide Perspectives on the State of Primary Care [Editorials]

Previous Graham Center Policy One-Pagers published in AFP have provided timely perspectives on a range of topics. In 2020, the Graham Center, in collaboration with IBM Watson Health and the American Board of Family Medicine, produced a chartbook of statistics on the current state of primary care in ...


Aug 01, 2021 Issue
State-Level Variation in Primary Care Physician Density [Graham Center Policy One-Pagers]

Despite representing only one-third of the physician workforce in the United States, primary care physicians (PCPs) are the first contact with the health care system for most patients. A 2010 report by the Council on Graduate Medical Education recommended that 40% of the physician workforce be compr...


Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Top 20 Research Studies of 2020 for Primary Care Physicians [Article]

This article summarizes the top 20 research studies of 2020 identified as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters), including the two most highly rated guidelines of the year on gout and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Regarding COVID-19, handwashing and social distancing through...


Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Prioritizing Primary Care Can Save the U.S. Health Care System [Editorials]

Can prioritizing primary care save the U.S. health care system?


May 15, 2021 Issue
Benefits of Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Editorials]

How can avoiding unnecessary medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic benefit patients?


Feb 1, 2021 Issue
Widening Disease Definitions: What Can Physicians Do? [Editorials]

Disease definitions are often broadened over time to include milder and earlier cases. A strong driver for such definitional changes is the belief that they will benefit patients by preventing more severe disease or future complications.


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