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There is a need for more enthusiastic community family physician mentors to improve the shortage of medical students going into primary care and to reach the goal of 25% of students choosing family medicine by 2030.
We would like to welcome Helen Haskell and John James in their new roles on American Family Physician’s (AFP’s) Editorial Advisory Board, in which they will serve as AFP’s first-ever official patient partners.
The annual installment of this series summarizes the top studies of 2019. These studies were summarized as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) and were highly rated by Canadian Medical Association members using a validated tool. Topics in this year’s group of studies include hypertension, behavioral medicine, cardiovascular medicine, cancer screening, and infections.
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) reduces cost, radiation exposure, and imaging delays, and increases patient satisfaction. POCUS is useful in resource-limited settings, and the use of POCUS in primary care is increasing.
Nov 1, 2019 Issue
The Effectiveness of Outpatient Telehealth Consultations [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
Telehealth consultations improve clinical outcomes in the areas of wound care, psychiatry, and certain chronic conditions.
The annual installment of this series summarizes the top studies of 2018. These POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) were highly rated by Canadian Medical Association members using a validated tool. Topics in this year’s group of studies include hypertension, treatment of infections, pain management, and behavioral medicine.
Through clinical and system-level interventions, family physicians can push back against the high cost of insulin and help patients with type 2 diabetes afford these essential medications.
Feb 1, 2019 Issue
Increased Quantity but Not Proportion: U.S. Medical Schools and Family Medicine Entry 2008 to 2018 [Graham Center Policy One-Pagers]
Expansion in the number of American medical schools since 2005 led to an absolute increase in graduates matching into family medicine (FM) residency programs from 2008 to 2018. Proportionally, however, FM training has become increasingly reliant on osteopathic physicians and U.S. citizens trained at...
AFP launches a new feature as a result of a collaboration with the Lown Institute. This new feature will promote a vision for delivering health care that is true to the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.