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Boost Naloxone Prescribing to Halt Opioid Overdose Deaths

CDC Recommends Offering Overdose-reversing Treatment to All At-risk Patients

August 20, 2019 02:49 pm — A report on nationwide naloxone dispensing practices found that the ratio of naloxone prescriptions to high-dose opioid prescriptions is surprisingly low and that significant differences exist between dispensing rates in rural versus metropolitan areas.

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Report Examines Benefits of Investing in Primary Care

Authors Parse State Spending Levels, Offer Road Map to Smart Asks

08/15/2019 — A new study breaks down states' primary care spending patterns and what they mean for select patient outcomes.

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Video Visits Tested in Homebound Geriatric Patients

Researchers' Top Finding: Technology is 'Not Yet Ready for Prime Time'

08/14/2019 — Researchers from New York and California developed a test pilot to assess the feasibility of video visits for homebound elderly patients.

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AAFP, Other Groups Encourage Well Visits for 16-Year-Olds

Appointment Can Be Used for Vaccines, Screening, Counseling

08/12/2019 — The AAFP and six other health organizations have published a "Dear Colleague" letter that encourages health care professionals to ensure that adolescent patients present for a well visit at age 16.

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Value of Physical Exam Is Far More Than Meets the Eye

Study Finds FPs, Patients Both Benefit From the Experience

08/05/2019 — A new study documents family physicians' experiences and perceptions of the physical examination, which they reported can have both objective and subjective benefits in caring for patients.

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AAFP News brings you the very latest on the shift to value-based payment.

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