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Family medicine, general
The beginning of the year is a good time to figure out where we are and where we're headed.
This special report reviews the value of family medicine, the challenges it faces, and AAFP data on the nature of family medicine practice today.
What will medical practice look like in the next decade? Here's one possibility.
Should a patient ask you what's wrong with health care today, where do you start?
Referring to a 1903 book on medical practice management, the author argues that physicians faced challenges 100 years ago that are startlingly similar to today's problems -- threats to primary care, inadequate income, scheming lawyers and more.
If the PCMH represents good primary care, why isn't it defined by the criteria of good primary care?
A coalition is working to prove the concept and create an imperative for change. Payers and policymakers are getting on board. Are you?
The public has an idea of what a patient-centered medical home is, but they haven't yet identified it with us.
A small group of physicians has a big say in what you get paid.
To save the specialty, we need to recognize what makes a good family physician.