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Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) - Assessing the Impact

Read a description of the PCMH impact study and view objectives, timeline, status, key findings and contact information.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/pcmh.html

Sleep Problems, Alcohol Consumption, and Chronic Disease in Primary Care Settings - ...

Read about the Sleep Problems, Alcohol Consumption, and Chronic Disease in Primary Care Settings project; view aims, information about findings and publications.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/prism.html

Scalable Architecture for Therapeutic Inquiries Network (SAFTINet)

Find out more information about this study to better understand how it is creating a technical infrastructure to support a CER information network, using recent innovations in technology which allow participating entities to control the reĀ­use of their de-identified patient data.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/SAFTINet.html

Cardiovascular

The Cardiovascular Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/cardiovascular-clinical-recommendation-guidelines.html

Men's Health

Men's Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/mens-health-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

Women's Health

Women's Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/women-health-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

Breastfeeding

Learn how family physicians can support and encourage breastfeeding in their practices.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/birth-control-pregnancy-childbirth/breastfeeding.html

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/geriatric-medicine-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

Infant and Child Health

Infant and Child Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/infant-and-child-clinical-recommendation-guidelines.html

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Learning Community In DARTNet

Read a description of the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction study, along with aims, objectives, timeline, and status. Get contact information.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/cvd.html

Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet)

DARTNet is a rapidly growing collaboration of PBRNs that are working to build a national collection of electronic health record (EHR) data, claims data, and patient reported outcomes data. The networks seek to blend quality improvement, effectiveness and translational research with a ...

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/dartnet.html

Publications of the AAFP NRN

Explore the listing of AAFP NRN publications.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/publications.html

Need Help Reviewing 2020 Medicare Coding, Payment Updates?

The journal FPM recently published its annual guide to the updates in Medicare documentation, coding and payment that are most relevant to family physicians.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200127cptcodesupdate.html

Short-Term Systemic Corticosteroids: Appropriate Use in Primary Care - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2020 - Short-term systemic corticosteroids, also known as steroids, are frequently prescribed for adults in the outpatient setting by primary care physicians. There is a lack of supporting evidence for most diagnoses for which steroids are prescribed, and there is evidence against steroid use ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p89.html

Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidance from the AHA, ACC, and HRS - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2020 - This guideline on atrial fibrillation (AF) management from the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is an update of the 2014 version and is based on new evidence from clinical trials and the U.S. Food and Drug ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p123.html

Hierarchical Condition Category Coding

Hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding is a risk-adjustment model designed to estimate future health care costs for patients.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/hierarchical-condition-category.html

The Medical Home: Patient and Caregiver Engagement

Patient and caregiver engagement strategies such as motivational interviewing and shared decision making can improve patient outcomes in health care.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/patient-caregiver-engagement.html

Cardiovascular Conditions

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CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/cardiovascular.html

Free CME Activities | AAFP

View list of free AAFP CME including activities just for members.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/free.html

Health Equity Fellow Targets Obesity in Clinic, Community

AAFP Health Equity Fellow Keisha Harvey, M.D., has embarked on a broad campaign to address obesity with efforts in physician offices and throughout the community.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200106fdf-harvey.html

Obesity and Physical Activity

View information about the prevention of obesity and other chronic conditions. Learn about Americans In Motion-Healthy Interventions, the AAFP's program that makes fitness the treatment of choice for many chronic illnesses.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/healthy-lifestyle/obesity-activity.html

Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - Lymphoma is a group of malignant neoplasms of lymphocytes with more than 90 subtypes. It is traditionally classified broadly as non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin lymphoma. Approximately 82,000 new U.S. patients are diagnosed with lymphoma annually. Any tobacco use and obesity are major modifiable ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p34.html

Fasting and Nonfasting Lipid Levels Similarly Predict Cardiovascular Disease Risk - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - Guidelines recommend checking lipid levels in nonfasting patients. They are easier to obtain and are equally predictive of subsequent cardiac events. Although triglyceride levels may be higher in nonfasting patients, cholesterol levels will be similar whether the patient was fasting or ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p53.html

Tapering Long-Term Opioid Therapy - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - My patient is a 54-year-old construction worker who has been taking prescribed opioids for more than a decade for chronic knee and back pain.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p49.html

Positional Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - Positional therapy for OSA reduces scores on the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale compared with no treatment. Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves AHI scores more than positional therapy, patients seem to better tolerate positional therapy ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p16.html

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