Shorter Primary Care Visits Linked to Inappropriate Prescribing Patterns, Study Finds
Shorter office visit length increased risk for inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, coprescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines, and potentially harmful prescriptions for seniors.
Screening Rates for E-cigarette Use in Primary Care Lower than for Other Substances, According to New Research
Screening rates for e-cigarette use in primary care were almost two-thirds lower than those for combustible tobacco, alcohol, and illicit substances, according to new data.
Texting Patients? Don't Make these HIPAA Mistakes
Train your staff well, says this expert in business texting solutions, and make sure to develop and use appropriate checks and balances.
New National Scorecard Gives US Subpar Marks for Support of Primary Care
For a health care systems that is " wildly out of balance and in critical need of reform,” the tracking tool can benchmark and measure change over time.
3 Ways Physicians Can Support Patients with Obesity in 2023
Three tips on how to support patients on their weight management journey this year.
AAFP: National Plan Needed to Transition Out of COVID Public Health Emergency
The AAFP wants assurances in policies to avoid disruptions for doctors and patients even though HHS says it plans to preserve some flexibilities.
How to Keep Patients Engaged with Primary Care
The pandemic has altered how patients access and use health care. Now is the time for primary care clinicians to rebuild important connections with them.
10 Can't Miss Doctor Gifts Worth Giving (or Having) for 2022-2023
It's time for some good-natured holiday health care gift-giving and we did some window shopping for you. Take a moment, take a breath, and scroll through 10 potential winners.
Survey Finds Physician Morale Sinking as Staffing, Administrative Challenges Mount
Physician morale continues to sink as staffing challenges and administrative burdens increase with primary care seeing "devastating effects."
Patient Wait Time for a Family Practice Appointment: 15 Major US Cities Surveyed
Average patient wait time for a nonemergent appointment with an FP decreased between 2017 and 2020, according to a Merritt Hawkins survey. Is that a good sign?
Register Now for the Free Fall Physician Bootcamp
The Medical Economics® Fall Physician Bootcamp program provides beyond-the-classroom business training for physicians.
Sex, Income, and Obesity Among Factors Related to Discussions of Wearable Devices in Primary Care Settings
Characteristics associated with discussions of wearable devices during primary care visits include female sex, higher income, and obesity, showed new study.
Diabetes Device Comparison Made Easy: The Story Behind DiabetesWise Pro
Compare, contrast, price shop, prescribe. DiabetesWise Pro developer Korey Hood, PhD, highlights the tool all primary care clinicians should try.
National Survey Finds Primary Care in Crisis
Primary care clinician burnout is at an all-time high and 25% of clinicians plan to leave within the next 3 years, according to a recent US survey.
Antiobesity Medication: An Effective Treatment Tool for the Right Patient
Obesity requires a spectrum of treatment options for effective results. Here, 3 key points to keep in mind when considering antiobesity medication for patients.
Newly Developed Polygenic Risk Scores May Assist Decision-making in Primary Care
Researchers developed polygenic risk scores for 6 common diseases and informational resources to help primary care physicians incorporate them into clinical practice.
Patient Education via Mobile Apps: 5 Clinical Considerations
To recommend, or not recommend: that is the question clinicians may ponder when considering education-focused apps for patients. Here, 5 points to help decide.
Gepants for Migraine Prevention: A Perfect Fit for Primary Care
"Primary Viewpoints," a podcast from Patient Care Online, brings you an exclusive interview with headache specialist Peter McAllister, MD.
Best & Worst States for Health Care
Which state has the most physicians per capita? Or the highest infant mortality rate? Answers plus more state rankings in our latest slideshow.
Primary Care Interventions Associated with More Moderate- to-Vigorous Exercise
Interventions delivered by primary care clinicians increased patients’ moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise by 14 minutes per week, according to new research.
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