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Study Charts Downturn in Primary Care Office Visits

AAFP Cited Report in Recent Response to State of the Union Speech

02/26/2020 — A recent study tracking a downward trend in primary care visits cited several contributing factors, including the high cost of care that the AAFP has been working to address.

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PCPs Outpace Specialists in Embracing Digital Health Tools

FP Expert Outlines AAFP's Vision, Goals for Health IT

02/12/2020 — Use of digital health tools increased from 2016 to 2019, with FPs and other primary care physicians showing considerable interest in tools that allow them to provide remote patient care, a recent survey found.

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Q&A With Jack Westfall, M.D., M.P.H.

New Director Brings Rural Perspective to Graham Center

02/11/2020 — Jack Westfall, M.D., M.P.H., the new director of the AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, shares his thoughts on rural health and primary care research in this Q&A.

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Research Examines Economics of HPV Vaccination

Extending Coverage Expected to Generate Modest Benefits, Significant Costs

02/05/2020 — An economic analysis found that expanding HPV vaccination coverage to all adults through age 45 would produce slight health benefits but be less cost-effective than the vaccination strategy previously in place.

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