More primary care practices have been making medical records, including clinical notes, available to patients via secure electronic portals.
A case and commentary published in the AMA Journal of Ethics discusses the ethics of primary care physician response to direct-to-consumer genetic testing results of concerned patients.
Barriers found among PCPs in surveillance of HCC indicate the need for clinical interventions, including provider education.
Pharmacist roles include helping with insulin treatment, virtual consults, diabetes management.
In survey of independent practices in NYC, higher adaptive reserve linked to lower odds of burnout.
Underinsured and never insured adults more likely to report poor/fair health.
Caregivers of hospitalized children had median nonmedical expenses and lost wages totaling $51.4 per day of hospitalization.
Eight-six percent of PCPs feel unable to adequately address needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions
Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.
Findings from 2008 to 2016 in both rural and nonrural practices.
Vertical level mergers, which incorporate not just health care providers, but also insurers, retailers, and PBMs, could pose challenges in primary care.
Physicians who maintained Board Certification were associated with improved Health Effectiveness Data and Information Set score.
Increased implementation of integrated primary care could help to improve the availability of psychological treatment for this patient population.
Screening, counseling advised for adults, including pregnant women; evidence lacking for teens
Survey-based priming intervention linked to improved communication and goals-of-care discussions amongst patient-clinician pairsJune 06, 2018
Goals-of-care discussions were linked to improved patient outcomes and reduction of intensity in end-of-life care. The current study demonstrated that a survey-based intervention for priming clinicians with communication strategies was linked to increase in the occurrence, documentation, and quality of GOC discussions.
The rate of preventive care use is lower when the number of guideline-recommended services is higher, and prioritizing recommendations may improve use of high-value services.
Some believe clinics offering 24-hour primary care may facilitate the quality of patient care.
Both CVS and Aetna care deeply about the prices of pharmaceuticals, but they are hoping to maximize company profits, not consumer savings.
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.