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Am Fam Physician. 1998;58(7):1519

With this issue, AFP is publishing its 318th patient information handout. Placed in one stack, AFP's more than 650 pages of handouts represent a whole book full of carefully tailored educational materials for your patients. Well appreciated by our readers, these award-winning handouts are the product of AFP's continuing efforts to meet the highest possible standards. If you'd like to take part in keeping our patient information materials on target, please complete this survey and mail or fax it back to me (8880 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114; fax: 816-333-0303):

  1. How often do you use AFP's patient information handouts?





  2. Which of the following most closely describes the way you use AFP patient information handouts?

    Tear out and file all handouts.

    Tear out and file selected handouts.

    Note topics and copy as needed.

    Print handouts from AFP's web site.

    Print handouts from AAFP's patient information CD-ROM.

  3. What topics would you like to see in AFP's patient information handouts?

  4. Please rank the following formats for AFP's patient information handouts in terms of their usefulness to you (1 = high, 4 = low).

    —A brief overview of a condition and its prevention, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and complications.

    —Answers to commonly asked questions about a condition.

    —“Problem-focused” advice on a particularly troublesome aspect of a condition or its diagnosis, treatment, prognosis or complications.

    —Anatomical drawings useful in explaining the pathophysiology of a condition to patients.

  5. What other comments or suggestions do you have to help AFP's patient information handouts meet the needs of your patients?

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