American Academy of Family Physicians

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Screening tool improves prediction of developing dementia

In people with a minor decline on the Mini-Mental-State-Examination—a widely used but limited test to screen for cognitive defects—follow-up with a simple visual screening tool can help identify those at increased risk ...

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Free children's visits increase care and workforce burden

In July 2015, all children under six years of age gained free access to daytime and out-of-hours general practice services in the Republic of Ireland, resulting in a 25 percent increase in utilization.

Health

Burnout and scope of practice in new family physicians

Among physicians, family physicians report some of the highest levels of burnout. According to a new study, however, early career family physicians who provide a broader scope of practice report significantly lower rates ...

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Recruiting practices is costly

The methods and costs to enroll small primary care practices in large, regional quality improvement initiatives are unknown, according to a recently published article in the Annals of Family Medicine entitled "Engaging Primary ...

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Major disruptions are frequent in primary care

In primary care practices, sustainability of performance improvements and ability to deliver continuity of care to patients can be adversely affected by major disruptive events, such as relocations and changes in ownership, ...

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