Subject Index to Volume 31, 2018
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Indices Source Type: research

Author Index to Volume 31, 2018
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Indices Source Type: research

Pisacano Leadership Foundation Names 2018 Pisacano Scholars
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ireland, J. Tags: Board News Source Type: research

Response: Re: Doctor-Patient Trust Among Chronic Pain Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy after Opioid Risk Reduction Initiatives: A Survey
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Sherman, K. J., Parchman, M., Ludman, E. J., Von Korff, M. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Re: Doctor-Patient Trust Among Chronic Pain Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy after Opioid Risk Reduction Initiatives: A Survey
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Otufowora, A. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Practice Rurality of Family Physicians Enrolled in a Practice Transformation Network
The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative prioritized the delivery of free practice transformation assistance by Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs) to small and rural practices that may otherwise lack the resources needed to succeed in Medicare's value-based payment (VBP) programs. We assessed the enrollment of rural practices in PTNs using 2016 TCPI enrollment data and American Board of Family Medicine recertification examination registration data from 2013 to 2016. PTNs enrolled a higher proportion of rural family medicine practices than are represented across the general workforce (P
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Phillips, R. L., Bishop, E. M., Peterson, L. E., Dai, M. Tags: Special Communication Source Type: research

Recruiting Primary Care Practices for Research: Reflections and Reminders
Conclusions: When undertaking a pragmatic clinical trial requiring substantial practice change in a PBRN setting across a large number of practices, it is important that PBRN leaders develop a comprehensive strategy to identify and engage a broad group of stakeholders within each practice, understand their needs and priorities around research, and design and implement a structured communications strategy to maintain engagement throughout every phase of the project. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Fernald, D. H., Jortberg, B. T., Hessler, D. M., Wearner, R., Dickinson, L. M., Fisher, L., Dickinson, W. P. Tags: Special Communication Source Type: research

Academic Detailing for Postpartum Opioid Prescribing
Introduction: Overprescribing opioid pain medications has become a major concern in our society due to the increasing rates of substance use disorders and the rate of accidental overdoses. The widespread availability of opioid medications suggests that patients are being prescribed opioids in amounts larger than they require for pain control. Efforts are now being made on a variety of fronts to decrease overprescribing. Material and Methods: A quality-improvement model was applied to address this concern at one medical center in women being discharged from the hospital following childbirth. The rates and amounts at which ...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Voelker, K. A., Schauberger, C. Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

The Association of Patient Satisfaction-Based Incentives with Primary Care Physician Opioid Prescribing
Conclusions: Efforts to improve patient satisfaction may have potentially untoward effects on providers' opioid prescribing behaviors. Our results suggest a need to further study the impact of provider incentive plans that are based on patient satisfaction scores. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Carrico, J. A., Mahoney, K., Raymond, K. M., Mims, L., Smith, P. C., Sakai, J. T., Mikulich-Gilbertson, S. K., Hopfer, C. J., Bartels, K. Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Core Principles to Improve Primary Care Quality Management
This article assesses the state of quality management in primary care in the United States, particularly the 2015 Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, in comparative perspective, drawing lessons from the Quality and Outcomes Framework in the United Kingdom. The health care delivery function specific to primary care is pivotal to crossing the quality chasm, yet prior efforts to improve the quality of this function have failed more often than succeeded. These failures are the result of quality programs unguided by core principles of primary care. Quality management in primary care requ...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mutter, J. B., Liaw, W., Moore, M. A., Etz, R. S., Howe, A., Bazemore, A. Tags: Health Policy Source Type: research

The Complex Interpretation and Management of Zika Virus Test Results
Zika virus disease provides the latest example of a critical nexus between public health and clinical practice. Interpreting Zika virus test results is complicated by the absence of a single testing approach with superior validity across contexts and populations. Molecular tests are highly specific, variably sensitive, and have a short window period. Serologic tests identify antibodies against Zika virus and are more likely than molecular tests to cross-react with other related viruses, reducing specificity. The type of test performed and timing relative to possible Zika virus exposure depend on public health guidance, tes...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Lin, K. W., Kraemer, J. D., Piltch-Loeb, R., Stoto, M. A. Tags: Evidence-Based Clinical Medicine Source Type: research

Future Directions for Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs): A CERA Survey
Conclusion: PBRNs currently thrive on conducting research predominantly in quality improvement and practice transformation. However, the study findings suggest that moving forward, PBRNs should participate more in training the future generations of primary care researchers and to address health policy needs. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Binienda, J., Neale, A. V., Wallace, L. S. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid Expansion on Visit Rates for Diabetes in Safety Net Health Centers
Conclusion: The ACA reduced uninsurance and increased access to preventive care for vulnerable patients, especially those with prediabetes. These findings are important to consider when making decisions regarding altering the ACA. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Huguet, N., Springer, R., Marino, M., Angier, H., Hoopes, M., Holderness, H., DeVoe, J. E. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Disparities in Hypertension Control Across and Within Three Health Systems Participating in a Data-Sharing Collaborative
Conclusions: After controlling for standard individual predictors of hypertension control, significant and substantial differences in hypertension control persisted between health systems, possibly due to local quality improvement programs among other factors. There may be opportunities to share best practices and address common disparities across health systems. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Selby, K., Michel, M., Gildengorin, G., Karliner, L., Pramanik, R., Fontil, V., Potter, M. B. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Opioid Overdose Hospitalizations among Medicare-Disability Beneficiaries
Introduction: As the opioid epidemic progresses, a better understanding of those at elevated risk of opioid overdose is needed, particularly for populations whose growing risk may be overlooked. Medicare recipients under age 65 (Medicare-disability beneficiaries [MDBs]) are one such population. We sought to analyze characteristics of opioid-overdose hospitalizations among MDBs and quantify the contribution of this population to opioid-overdose hospitalizations overall. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included patients hospitalized for opioid overdose in the National/Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 1998 to 2013. ...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Peters, J. L., Durand, W. M., Monteiro, K. A., Dumenco, L., George, P. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Interactive Mobile Doctor (iMD) to Promote Patient-Provider Discussion on Tobacco Use among Asian American Patients in Primary Care: A Pilot Study
Conclusions: iMD is feasible and acceptable to Korean and Vietnamese male smokers, including those who were not intending to quit smoking. It is a promising tool for increasing patient-provider discussion of tobacco use and possibly smoking cessation among Asian American male smokers. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Tsoh, J. Y., Quach, T., Duong, T. B., Sa Nan Park, E., Wong, C., Huang, S. M., Nguyen, T. T. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Mailed Letter Versus Phone Call to Increase Uptake of Cancer Screening: A Pragmatic, Randomized Trial
Background: There is good evidence that cancer-specific patient outreach improves rates of cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer screening. However, it is unclear how primary care practices should implement integrated outreach for all 3 types of cancer screening. We aimed to understand whether integrated outreach using mailed letters or phone calls were more effective at increasing screening uptake in a primary care organization. Method: We conducted a pragmatic randomized trial comparing outreach by mailed letter or personalized phone call for patients overdue for cervical, breast, or colorectal cancer screening. The s...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kiran, T., Davie, S., Moineddin, R., Lofters, A. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Practitioner Participation in National Dental Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) Studies: 12-Year Results
Conclusion: The network engaged practitioners in its research activities with relatively high participation rates over a 12-year period. Strategies employed by the network to engage practitioners may serve as a model for PBRN networks for other allied health professions. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mungia, R., Funkhouser, E., Buchberg Trejo, M. K., Cohen, R., Reyes, S. C., Cochran, D. L., Makhija, S. K., Meyerowitz, C., Rindal, B. D., Gordan, V. V., Fellows, J. L., McCargar, J. D., McMahon, P. A., Gilbert, G. H., National Dental PBRN Collaborative G Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Board Certified Family Physician Workforce: Progress in Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Diversification of the physician workforce has been a goal of Association of American Medical Colleges for several years and could improve access to primary care for under-served populations and address health disparities. We found that family physicians' demographics have become more diverse over time, but still do not reflect the national demographic composition. Increased collaboration with undergraduate universities to expand pipeline programs may help increase the diversity of students accepted to medical schools, which in turn should help diversify the family medicine workforce. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Peabody, M. R., Eden, A. R., Douglas, M., Phillips, R. L. Tags: Policy Brief Source Type: research

Slow Progress and Persistent Challenges for the Underrepresented Minority Family Physician
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Campbell, K. M. Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) Engagement: 20+ Years and Counting
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Rhyne, R. L., Fagnan, L. J. Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

New Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care to Be Opened in Washington, DC
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ireland, J. Tags: Board News Source Type: research

Response: Re: Wide Gap between Preparation and Scope of Practice of Early Career Family Physicians
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Peterson, L. E. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Re: Wide Gap between Preparation and Scope of Practice of Early Career Family Physicians
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Frey, J. J. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Response: Re: Evaluation of an Ongoing Diabetes Group Medical Visit in a Family Medicine Practice
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Cunningham, A. T. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Re: Evaluation of an Ongoing Diabetes Group Medical Visit in a Family Medicine Practice
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ganetsky, V. S., Kaufman, S. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Interruption and Reversal of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Preprocedural and Acute Settings
With increasing physician and patient awareness, the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) has been steadily increasing in recent years. Unfortunately, given their recent introduction, the reversal of anticoagulation attained with DOACs is not well studied. Given the diverse mechanisms of action of these newer agents, no universal antidote is available for reversal. Laboratory assays that can accurately quantify the anticoagulation status of patients on DOAC therapy are not readily available, which presents a challenge in situations demanding rapid reversal. Furthermore, the safety and efficacy of reversal agents have ...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kulkarni, A., Manek, M. Tags: Clinical Review Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Clinical Decision Support Based Intervention in the Improvement of Care for Adult Sickle Cell Disease Patients in Primary Care
Introduction: Although most patients with rare diseases like sickle cell disease (SCD) are treated in the primary care setting, primary care physicians may find it challenging to keep abreast of medication improvements and complications associated with treatment for rare and complex diseases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a clinical decision support (CDS) –based intervention system for transfusional iron overload in adults with SCD to improve management in primary care. Methods: An electronic medical record based clinical decision support system for potential transfusional iron overl...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mainous, A. G., Carek, P. J., Lynch, K., Tanner, R. J., Hulihan, M. M., Baskin, J., Coates, T. D. Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Edema from Taking Cinnamon for Treatment of Diabetes: Similar Biochemistry and Pathophysiology to Thiazolidinedione Medications
We present a report of cinnamon bark powder 1000 mg daily associated with edema that resolved after stopping the supplement in an adult male. Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) cause fluid retention in those with diabetes or prediabetes. Some medications in this class have been implicated in increased cardiac deaths from this side effect. While medications are effective for diabetes, many people have turned to natural remedies to treat their diabetes instead of conventional pharmaceuticals. Cinnamon is a common agent used, and it has received extensive lay press attention. Chemically, cinnamon bark powder activates peroxisome proli...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Crawford, P., Crawford, A. J. Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Lack of Communication about Medical Marijuana Use between Doctors and Their Patients
Conclusion: There is poor communication between patients and PCPs about medical marijuana use, which is being sanctioned by physicians other than patients' PCPs. We suggest more frequent assessment of and discussion about marijuana use in patients, particularly in states that have approved medical marijuana. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kondrad, E. C., Reed, A. J., Simpson, M. J., Nease, D. E. Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Improving Effective Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Application in Soft Tissue Wrist Injury
Conclusions: MRIs for soft-tissue wrist injuries may more likely change management when the patient is younger, ordered within 6 weeks of symptom onset, and prescribed with a specific differential diagnosis. Referral to a hand surgeon should be considered before wrist MRI for the following patients: history of hand surgery/trauma, older than 36 years likely due to confounding chronic wrist changes, symptomatic for more than 6 weeks, and without clear differential diagnoses for the symptoms. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Yoon, A. P., Mathews, A. L., Huetteman, H. E., Michelotti, B. F., Chung, K. C. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Novel Exercises for Restless Legs Syndrome: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
Conclusions: In this exploratory study, tension and trauma release exercises and attending discussion groups were associated with similar outcomes. Participants in both groups improved similarly across time. Future research might establish score stability across a prolonged baseline before commencing intervention. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Harrison, E. G., Keating, J. L., Morgan, P. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

If We Don't Ask, They Won't Tell: Screening for Urinary and Fecal Incontinence by Primary Care Providers
Background: More than half of older adults experience urinary (UI) or fecal incontinence (FI), but the majority have never discussed symptoms with health care providers. Little is known about primary care providers' (PCPs') screening for UI and FI. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional electronic survey of PCPs within a Midwest academic institution to ascertain and compare PCPs' beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors regarding screening and treatment for UI and FI; determine factors associated with screening for FI; and identify potential barriers to and facilitators of FI screening and treatment. Results: Among 154 PCPs, t...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Brown, H. W., Guan, W., Schmuhl, N. B., Smith, P. D., Whitehead, W. E., Rogers, R. G. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Epidural Analgesia and Any Vaginal Laceration
Conclusions: Patients who received epidural analgesia experienced fewer vaginal lacerations. There was no increase in OVD in patients who received epidural analgesia. Patients who delivered at a suburban hospital staffed by family medicine residents experienced fewer lacerations than those delivering at an urban hospital staffed by Obstetrics and Gynecology residents after controlling for race and other factors. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Myrick, T. G., Sandri, K. J. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Opioid and Drug Prevalence in Top 40's Music: A 30 Year Review
Objectives/Hypothesis: Our objective was to identify current trends in the prose of popular music and, specifically, to identify if a relationship exists between the mention of opioid narcotics in Top 40's music and a rising prevalence of opioid use disorder in the United States. Methods: A list of Billboard's top 100 songs for each year of the past 30 years (1986 to 2016) was collected. Lyrics from the 40 most popular songs of each year were queried for reference to drugs and alcohol. 2 analysis was used to identify statistically significant relationships with a level of significance set at P
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Hanba, C., Hanba, D. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Medication Adherence Improvement Similar for Shared Decision-Making Preference or Longer Patient-Provider Relationship
Conclusion: The benefits of SDM over passive decision making on medication adherence were reduced with increasing years of the patient-provider relationship. Having an established relationship with the provider may have a positive impact on medication adherence that is comparable to relationships high in SDM. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Schoenthaler, A., Rosenthal, D. M., Butler, M., Jacobowitz, L. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Role of Gender in Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence Among Patients with Diabetes
Objective: Under 50% of type 2 diabetic patients achieve the recommended glycemic control. One barrier to glycemic control is patients' cost-related nonadherence to medications. We hypothesize gender differences in medication nonadherence due to costs among diabetic patients. Methods: US National Health Interview Survey (2011 to 2014) data yielded 5260 males and 6188 females with diabetes for over a year. We applied 2 analytic methods (A and B below) across multiple outcome measures (1 to 4) of medication nonadherence due to cost. The key independent variable was participant's gender. Results: Across methods and measure,...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Bhuyan, S. S., Shiyanbola, O., Deka, P., Isehunwa, O. O., Chandak, A., Huang, S., Wang, Y., Bhatt, J., Ning, L., Lin, W. J., Wyant, D., Kedia, S., Chang, C. F. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

How Is Family Medicine Engaging Patients at the Practice-Level?: A National Sample of Family Physicians
Conclusions: Nearly one-third of physicians reported working in settings with high-intensity practice-level patient engagement. An implementation science approach should examine why high-intensity activities are more common in some practice settings and whether these activities add value through improved patient experience and health outcomes. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Sharma, A. E., Knox, M., Peterson, L. E., Willard-Grace, R., Grumbach, K., Potter, M. B. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Depression Screening Rates and Symptom Severity by Alcohol Use Among Primary Care Adult Patients
Conclusions: Only a small fraction of patients in this cohort were screened for depression. Nonwhite patients and those with higher comorbidity burden were more likely to report depression but less likely to be screened. These discrepancies between depression-screening rates and significant depressive symptoms suggest that screening for depression should be enhanced in these at-risk groups. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Hirschtritt, M. E., Kline-Simon, A. H., Kroenke, K., Sterling, S. A. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Tool for Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care
Conclusions: Health information technology tools designed for behavioral health integration must fit the needs of clinics for the successful uptake and improvement in patient experiences. Research is needed to further assess the effectiveness of this tool in improving patient outcomes and to optimize broader dissemination of this tool among primary care clinics integrating behavioral health. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Jetelina, K. K., Woodson, T. T., Gunn, R., Muller, B., Clark, K. D., DeVoe, J. E., Balasubramanian, B. A., Cohen, D. J. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Large-Scale Implementation of Collaborative Care Management for Depression and Diabetes and/or Cardiovascular Disease
Conclusions: Understanding multilevel measures impacting COMPASS implementation could increase the success of future collaborative care implementation efforts. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Beck, A., Boggs, J. M., Alem, A., Coleman, K. J., Rossom, R. C., Neely, C., Williams, M. D., Ferguson, R., Solberg, L. I. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Approaches to Behavioral Health Integration at High Performing Primary Care Practices
This article describes the goals for BH integration at 30 high-performing primary care practices and strategies to operationalize these goals. Methods: We conducted a qualitative analysis of BH integration at 30 US primary care practices that had been selected for the Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices (LEAP) project following an interview-based assessment and rating process. Data collection included formal and informal interviews with practice leaders and staff, as well as observations of clinical encounters. We used a template analysis approach to thematically analyze data. Results: Most LEAP practices looked...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Blasi, P. R., Cromp, D., McDonald, S., Hsu, C., Coleman, K., Flinter, M., Wagner, E. H. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

"It's Really Overwhelming": Patient Perspectives on Care Coordination
Conclusions: Patients with multiple health care providers identified significant barriers to communication among providers and inadequate support with care coordination activities. Expansion of team-based models of primary care and prioritizing interoperable technology for sharing patient health information between providers will be critical to improving the patient experience and the safety of transitions of care. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Chang, L., Wanner, K. J., Kovalsky, D., Smith, K. L., Rhodes, K. V. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Characteristics of Young Family Physician Hospitalists
Based on a 2016 survey of family physicians who were then three years out of residency training, we found that almost 9 percent self-identified as hospitalists. These family physician hospitalists were significantly more likely than their non-hospitalist peers to be male, work longer hours, be better paid, and be more satisfied with their work. These attributes may attract more family physicians to hospital medicine, with negative implications for the supply of primary care physicians. (J Am Board Fam Med 2018;31:680–681.) (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kamerow, D. B., Wingrove, P., Petterson, S., Peterson, L., Bazemore, A. Tags: Policy Brief Source Type: research

Family Medicine Hospitalists Three Years Out of Residency: Career Flexibility or a Threat to Office-Based Family Medicine?
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Cancino, R. S., Jack, B. W. Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Beware of Predatory Journals: A Caution from Editors of Three Family Medicine Journals
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Bowman, M. A., Saultz, J. W., Phillips, W. R. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Health Care Integration and Coordination with Emphasis on Mental Health, but Not for Medical Marijuana
Care coordination and behavioral health care integration are the subject of 4 of this month's articles. Patients with significant illness report that care coordination provides great challenges to them, and they expect family physicians to assist with the referrals and communication between the doctors. Patients' primary care providers were usually not the prescribers of patients' medical marijuana and were often unaware of its use, indicating lack of health care integration and coordination. Two articles provide insight into medication adherence. Also, how are family physicians addressing patient engagement at the practic...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Bowman, M. A., Seehusen, D. A., Neale, A. V. Tags: Editors ' Note Source Type: research

American Board of Family Medicine Elects New Officers and Board Members
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ireland, J. Tags: Board News Source Type: research

Response: Re: Burnout in Young Family Physicians: Variation Across States
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Hansen, A., Hansen, E. R., Peterson, L. E. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Re: Burnout in Young Family Physicians: Variation Across States
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kendall, M. C. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research