• Top POEMs (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters)


    American Family Physician's annual collection of the top 20 research studies for primary care addresses a variety of topics with the potential to change practice. A group of primary care clinicians with expertise in evidence-based practice rated these studies highly based on their clinical relevance, validity, and reported outcomes. Known as POEMs, for patient-oriented evidence that matters, the studies are organized by topic and summarized with a clinical question, bottom-line answer, and brief discussion. Also included are the top POEMS consistent with the principles of the Choosing Wisely campaign.

    Top 20 POEMs of 2019

    Top 20 POEMs of 2018

    Top 20 POEMs of 2019 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

    Top 20 POEMs of 2018 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

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    Top POEMS of 2019 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

    Top POEMS of 2018 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

    Top POEMS of 2017 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

    Top POEMS of 2016 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

    Top POEMS of 2015 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2019 for Primary Care Physicians

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2018 for Primary Care Physicians

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2017 for Primary Care Physicians

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2016 for Primary Care Physicians

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2015 for Primary Care Physicians

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2014 for Primary Care Physicians

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2013 for Primary Care Physicians

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2012 for Primary Care Physicians

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2011 for Primary Care Physicians

    Levels of Evidence definitions from Essential Evidence Plus

    POEMs are provided by Essential Evidence Plus, a point-of-care clinical decision support system published by Wiley-Blackwell.