Patients treated by PCPs vs hospitalists can have lengthier hospital stays and lower 30-day mortality rates.
A FNP reflects on his experiences working with pain management patients prescribed opioids.
Nearly 90% of nurse practitioners are prepared in primary care programs in 2017.
A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
Many geriatric patients expressed dissatisfaction with patient/provider discussions regarding psychosocial issues.
Two years into the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, delivery of primary care has improved while expenses and patient experiences have not.
Interventional pain specialists can work together with primary care providers to provide the best care for patients managing chronic pain.
The CDC's new guideline regarding opioid therapy for chronic pain focuses on balancing potential benefits and harms to the patient.
Electronic consultation between PCPs and specialists can resolve cases faster than if a patient followed up with a specialist themselves.
Visited patients were also more likely to access community health services.
Patient monitoring and pain specialist support can help primary care practitioners better manage their patients taking opioids for chronic pain.
In Uganda, clinical officers are addressing public health needs by training to work in rural areas and treating the country's growing population.
More than half of primary care providers report making unnecessary referrals to specialists, and more than a third prescribe brand-name drugs when asked by patients.
More than one-third of children being treated for mental health conditions only see a primary care provider for management of their condition.
Participants in the National Lung Screening Trial had a greater chance of quitting after clinicians scheduled follow-up counseling after screenings.
Primary care providers are generally positive on how healthcare technology affects quality of care, negative on how it affects performance assessment.
Delegating various tasks to other team members can help increase primary care productivity.
Health insurance companies should considering paying PCP for inpatient consulting services.
Care coordination can help hospital patients transition from inpatient to outpatient-only care.
Although e-cigarettes may not be considered healthy, they may be the lesser of two evils when compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Fun at the beach exposes children and adults to a number of hazards—some avoidable, such as sunburn, and some less so.
Health care professionals, like patients, can often jump to the worst conclusions when making a diagnosis.
Clinicians who take more electronic notes on lifestyle counseling help their diabetic patients achieve lower HbA1c.
A primary care provider helps patients make informed decisions about when an OTC medicine or supplement could be beneficial.
Although an average of 8 hours is recommended, people may need to sleep more or less than that.
Nocturnal leg cramps are a relatively common complaint, but there is little research on treatments.
Clinicians can use two lights of different brightness to view pupil response in dark eyes.
An additional 1,700 primary-care residency slots will be necessary by 2035 based on current production.
Overweight or obese patients who undergo behavioral counseling lose more weight than those who do not.