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18 Glimpses of Tomorrow -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Introduces Big Ideas issue, suggesting that most of the ideas featured have something to do with the FFM new practice model and that the authors may actually share a vision of the future of family medicine.

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Shoulder Dystocia - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2004 - Shoulder dystocia can be one of the most frightening emergencies in the delivery room. Although many factors have been associated with shoulder dystocia, most cases occur with no warning. Calm and effective management of this emergency is possible with recognition of the impaction and ...

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Quantum Sufficit - Apr 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2004 - ...Who are the most conscientious handwashers? A study published in BMJ measured a British primary care team's use of soap from dispensers for one year and found that the two nurses on the team paid greater attention to personal hygiene than the three physicians. The nurse who washed...

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Practice Diary - Oct 2003 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - ...their last visit, Marsha had driven Mom all around the Bay Area and was still working full time as a bookkeeper. Now, she couldn’t even take care of herself. Congestive heart failure had rendered her oxygen-reliant, and she was bed bound and wheelchair dependent. She was nearly...

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Ideas for Optimizing Your Nursing Staff -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - The article presents tips for making more efficient use of nurses in office-based practice.

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Choosing a Practice Facility -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - Taking the time to plan ahead will improve your chances of selecting a facility that meets your needs and those of your patients.

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Reducing Risks for Patients Receiving Warfarin -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - These practices built safety into their systems for managing oral anticoagulation therapy.

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Jun 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - ...across the parking lot. As it turned out, on that day six weeks ago, the asthmatic patient had gone home determined to start taking better care of her asthma and to quit smoking. She looked great and said she hadn't felt so good in years. How rewarding it is when we happen to be the...

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Mar 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - ...of the office manager, a nurse and a billing clerk/referral specialist, with JTL as the facilitator. After four one-hour meetings, the team's recommendations led to the development of a protocol for a triage nurse who will be responsible for handling all the prescription refill...

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How an Employed Group Redesigned Itself to Achieve Financial Viability -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - This 32-site medical group was facing financial ruin, until its employees (both physicians and staff members) came up with a radical plan.

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Practicing in the New Millennium: Do You Have What It Takes? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2000 - Tomorrow's family physicians need new knowledge and skills to help them be old-fashioned family doctors.

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Readers Speak Out on the Turtle vs. Rabbit Controversy -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - Family physicians from across the country have strongly held and differing views on the clash of practice styles. Is there a solution?

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Letters - Jul 1999 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - ...representing our disciplines, get along as well as we can individually in practice? There are millions of Americans without health care. Working together, we can be part of the solution. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue,...

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Developing "Groupthink" in a Multispecialty Group -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Following these ‘commandments’ leads doctors along a path of humility, commitment to the group - and success.

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A Team Approach to Quality Improvement -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - To realize change, rely on the knowledge and experience of a team such as the authors', which improved the care of patients with diabetes.

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Ask FPM - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article Rescuing Managed Care ... Next article >> Mar 1999 Issue Ask FPM Fam Pract Manag. 1999 Mar;6(3):54. Discounting self-pay patients Balance billing HMO patients Practicing in a strip mall Waiving a co-payment Discounting self-pay...

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Practicing Without Paper -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Using information technology, this Texas practice is working smarter and serving patients better.

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Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

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Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part I. Otitis Media and Acute ...

Oct 1, 1998 - Five conditions--otitis media, acute sinusitis, cough, pharyngitis and the common cold--account for most of the outpatient use of antibiotics in the United States. The first part of this two-part article presents guidelines that encourage physicians to make an appropriate distinction ...

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Staff Retreats: Time for Reflection and Renewal -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - Want fresh ideas for improving your practice? Take your staff away from it all for a while.

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Team-Based Care

Read about AAFP's policy on team-based care.

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Rural Study Explores Team-based Approach to Diabetes Care

Results of a study recently published in the Southern Medical Journal highlight the effectiveness of a team-based approach to managing diabetes in a rural primary care setting.

AAFP Sees Harms to Team-based Care in VA Interim Final Rule

The AAFP and other medical societies this month urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to rescind an interim final rule that would decrease the standard of care for U.S. veterans.

Researchers Investigate Primary Care Professional Burnout

Researchers surveyed physicians and other primary care professionals in a medical home setting to see how task-sharing is related to physician burnout.

The Medical Home: Planned Care and Population Health

Population health management helps practices identify health needs of its patient populations and develop care plans accordingly.

Primary Care

Read the AAFP's definition of primary care related terms and appropriate usage recommendations.

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Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on mental health care services provided by family physicians.

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Continuity of Care, Definition of

Learn AAFP's definition of continuity of care.

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Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care

...Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Jerzak is a family physician with Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wis., and is...

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A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr. Lyon is an associate professor and medical director of the AF...

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Improving Patient Care

FPM and AAFP resources to help you improve the patient experience and the care delivery process

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AAFP Outlines Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care

The AAFP has created a position paper on quality measurement for primary care that features six guiding principles aimed at helping steer future development and use of measurement in practice improvement and physician payment.

ZDoggMD: Primary Care Key to Fixing Broken Health Care System

During a main-stage presentation at the Family Medicine Experience, Zubin Damania, M.D. -- known to fans of his comedic and musical talents as ZDoggMD -- used a mock patient visit with Winnie-the-Pooh to illustrate what's wrong with health care.

Primary Care Exception Needs Expansion, AAFP Tells CMS

In an Oct. 9 letter to CMS, the Academy advocated for the expansion of codes under the primary care exception rule -- an update that would reduce administrative complexity without compromising patient care.

AAFP to Develop Value-based Payment Model for Primary Care

Noting that family physicians are foundational to the success of value-based care in United States, the AAFP Board of Directors has approved and funded a special project to empower Academy members to partner with payers to help improve quality and control total costs of care.

Researchers Make the Case for Home-based Medical Care

Noting an increase in the use of home-based medical care in the United States, researchers conclude that more primary care clinicians willing to provide this type of care are needed, and they call for improvements in value-based payment to help fill that gap.

Self-care: What Patients Want vs. What Physicians Can Provide

Family physician Wayne Jonas, M.D., writes that a survey shows a big disconnect between patients' interest in self-care and the amount of information they get from physicians on the subject.

Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's recommendations of the Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care.

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AAFP Warns of More Harm in Scope-of-Practice Executive Order

In a recent letter, the AAFP said an executive order expanding scope of practice would disrupt team-based primary care in potentially harmful ways.

AAFP Pushes Against Executive Order on Equivalent Payment

A recent White House executive order meant to bolster Medicare includes some good ideas -- but one element could impair high-quality, team-based primary care, the Academy warned in an Oct. 11 letter.

Researchers Push Primary Care Teams to 'Power Up'

Researchers describe a new model that extends clinician visits to team visits by pairing each physician with highly trained nurses or medical assistants.

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline in the Golden State

Jo Marie Reilly, M.D., M.P.H., developed an innovative program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California to draw more medical students to primary care.

Care Coordination - Enabled by Health IT

Find out more information about this study to better understand the feasibility and perceived value of electronic health record (EHR) system functions that support care coordination.

Family Physicians Delivering Emergency Medical Care - Critical Challenges and ...

Read AAFP's position paper about family physicians delivering emergency medical care - critical challenges and opportunities.

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Cost of Care

Cost of Care project

Patient Care

AAFP News' Patient Care section features stories on preventive care services, community and public health, patient care protocols and more.

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The AAFP supports the ACO model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

APC-APM for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Proposal to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee regarding the Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APC-APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care


Collaboration Improves Patient Outcomes, Lowers Cost

Researchers found that an interprofessional collaborative practice model used in an ambulatory care center led to better care, lower costs and greater clinician satisfaction.

Health Care Professionals, Family Physician Training With

Learn AAFP's support of the training of family medicine residents in collaborative teams with non-physicians.

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