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First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.
Oct 1, 2020 Issue
Would Medicare for All Be the Most Beneficial Health Care System for Family Physicians and Patients? No: Medicare for All Would Cause Chaos and Fail to Control Health Care Costs [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
Expansion of Medicare or private insurance would not address the deeper problems in our health care system.
Oct 1, 2020 Issue
Would Medicare for All Be the Most Beneficial Health Care System for Family Physicians and Patients? Yes: Improved Medicare for All Would Rescue an American Health Care System in Crisis [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
We must use the lessons of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to better prepare for the next one and address the shortcomings in our health care system.
Groups that are least likely to receive preventive screening or to have timely, high-quality follow-up include those with limited or no health insurance, limited education and literacy, and no regular source of care, as well as those who are subject to discrimination based on racial, ethnic, or sexual identity.
Although overshadowed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, results of the 2020 National Residency Match Program (The Match) are in.
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.