While primary care physicians overwhelmingly recommend pneumococcal vaccines, there is a gap in their knowledge of how to implement related vaccine recommendations.
Recommendations developed in realms of infrastructure, education, payment, research.
Electronic medical visits (e-visits) trigger additional clinic visits, rather than serving as an office visit substitute.
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.
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.
Screening, counseling advised for adults, including pregnant women; evidence lacking for teens
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.
A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
Two years into the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, delivery of primary care has improved while expenses and patient experiences have not.
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.
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.
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.
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.