News tagged with family medicine

Defining the scope of skills for family medicine residencies

Medical school graduates entering one family medicine residency program might receive training that is markedly different than another family medicine residency program. While these new medical school graduates, called residents, ...

Apr 09, 2013
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Web-based nephrology consults may reduce referrals

(HealthDay)—A system of Web-based consultations (telenephrology) may reduce the number of specialty referrals for patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a study published in the March/April ...

Apr 04, 2013
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Study examines physician prescription of teen IUDs

(HealthDay)—Primary care physicians are more or less likely to prescribe long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) to adolescents based on their knowledge, skills, clinical ...

Mar 29, 2013
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Requests for lower-back MRIs often unnecessary, research shows

More than half of lower-back MRIs ordered at two Canadian hospitals were either inappropriate or of questionable value for patients. And family doctors were more apt to order these unnecessary tests compared to other specialists, ...

Mar 25, 2013
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