A Message from the President
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Puffer, J. C. Tags: Board News Source Type: research

Response: Re: Presenting Signs of Multiple Myeloma and the Effect of Diagnostic Delay on the Prognosis
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Goldschmidt, N. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Re: Presenting Signs of Multiple Myeloma and the Effect of Diagnostic Delay on the Prognosis
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Singh, G. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Response: Re: Primary Care Patients' Willingness to Participate in Comprehensive Weight Loss Programs: From the WWAMI Region Practice and Research Network
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Cole, A. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Re: Primary Care Patients' Willingness to Participate in Comprehensive Weight Loss Programs: From the WWAMI Region Practice and Research Network
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Fe Garcia Agana, D. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Ethical Considerations in Electronic Monitoring of the Cognitively Impaired
This article reviews the ethical issues raised by electronic monitoring of cognitively impaired persons, with the goal of transcending a narrow focus on decisional capacity in favor of a patient-centered framework that is applicable and adjustable at different stages of cognitive decline. Balancing the ethical principles of beneficence and respect in treating cognitively impaired persons goes beyond the necessary step of evaluating decision-making capacity to include partnering with families, caretakers, and cognitively impaired individuals who wander in a collaborative coalition of care. An approach emphasizing the indivi...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Yang, Y. T., Kels, C. G. Tags: Ethics Feature Source Type: research

Provision of Palliative Care Services by Family Physicians Is Common
This study used cross-sectional analysis of data from the 2013 American Board of Family Medicine Maintenance of Certification Demographic Survey. Results: Of 10,894 family physicians, 33.1% (n = 3609) report providing palliative care. Those providing palliative care are significantly more likely to provide non–clinic-based services such as care in nursing homes, home visits, and hospice. Controlling for other characteristics, physicians reporting palliative care provision are significantly (P
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ankuda, C. K., Jetty, A., Bazemore, A., Petterson, S. Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Comparison of Opioid Prescribing Patterns in the United States and Japan: Primary Care Physicians' Attitudes and Perceptions
Introduction: Far fewer opioids are prescribed in Japan than in the United States. Methods: We conducted an online physician survey assessing attitudes and perceptions that might influence prescribing. A Japanese version was distributed to members of the Japan Primary Care Association and an English version to members of the American Academy of Family Physicians practicing in Oregon. Results: We received 461 Japanese responses and 198 from the United States, though overall response rates were low (Japan: 10.1%, United States: 18.5%). Japanese respondents reported far less opioid prescribing than US respondents, especiall...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Onishi, E., Kobayashi, T., Dexter, E., Marino, M., Maeno, T., Deyo, R. A. Tags: Family Medicine World Perspective Source Type: research

Physicians' Experiences with Male Patients Who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence
Conclusions: Family medicine physicians in this sample reported feeling underprepared to serve patients whom they know are perpetrators of IPV, particularly if they are also providing care to the victim. Additional research is needed to develop interventions and effective trainings. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Penti, B., Tran, H., Timmons, J., Rothman, E. F., Wilkinson, J. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Fertility Treatment, Use of in Vitro Fertilization, and Time to Live Birth Based on Initial Provider Type
Conclusions: Generalist providers are frequently the first point of care for women with difficulty conceiving and are uniquely positioned to promote the balanced management of infertility. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Boltz, M. W., Sanders, J. N., Simonsen, S. E., Stanford, J. B. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

How Men with Prostate Cancer Choose Specialists: A Qualitative Study
Conclusion: The majority of patients relied on their PCPs for referrals to diagnosing urologists and on their diagnosing urologists to choose the treating specialist. Given these findings and the significance of specialist choice in determining treatment, it is important that PCPs recognize their indirect but potentially important effect on treatment choice when making referrals for prostate cancer. PCPs should consider counseling patients about seeking second opinions from providers with different treatment perspectives and participating in treatment decisions. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Jiang, T., Stillson, C. H., Pollack, C. E., Crossette, L., Ross, M., Radhakrishnan, A., Grande, D. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Retirement and Healthy Lifestyle: A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Data Report
Conclusions: Retired adults were more likely to be physically active but were not more likely to be adhering to most of the Life's Simple 7 lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors. More public health attention to encouraging healthy lifestyles during the transition into retirement may be warranted. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: King, D. E., Xiang, J. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Association between Continuity of Care and Health-Related Quality of Life
Conclusion: Given the measurement burden of quality assessment, negative associations between potential quality metrics and care processes are informative. Systematic assessment of PROs can inform patient-centered MCC care. However, PRO scores should be used with caution as quality measures. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Bayliss, E. A., Ellis, J. L., Shoup, J. A., McQuillan, D. B., Steiner, J. F., Zeng, C. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Congruence of Patient Self-Rating of Health with Family Physician Ratings
Background: A single self-rated health (SRH) question is associated with health outcomes, but agreement between SRH and physician-rated patient health (PRPH) has been poorly studied. We studied patient and physician reasoning for health ratings and the role played by patient lifestyle and objective health measures in the congruence between SRH and PRPH. Methods: Surveys of established family medicine patients and their physicians, and medical record review at 4 offices. Patients and physicians rated patient health on a 5-point scale and gave reasons for the rating and suggestions for improving health. Patients' and physic...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Elder, N. C., Imhoff, R., Chubinski, J., Jacobson, C. J., Pallerla, H., Saric, P., Rotenberg, V., Vonder Meulen, M. B., Leonard, A. C., Carrozza, M., Regan, S. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The "July Effect": A Look at July Medical Admissions in Teaching Hospitals
Conclusions: This study suggests small increases in mortality among patients admitted with myocardial infarction in the first academic quarter compared with all other quarters in teaching versus nonteaching hospitals. Increased cost and longer stay were seen for those admitted with heart failure. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mims, L. D., Porter, M., Simpson, K. N., Carek, P. J. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

FitwitsTM Leads to Improved Parental Recognition of Childhood Obesity and Plans to Encourage Change
Conclusions: An improvement was observed in parental ability to identify the correct BMI category after the intervention during a preadolescent well child visit. Parent underrecognition of overweight/obese children was also observed. Most parent comments were appreciative of the physician interaction, Fitwits flashcards, and health improvement exchange. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Edwards, B. A., Powell, J. R., McGaffey, A., Wislo, V. M. P., Boron, E., D'Amico, F. J., Hogan, L., Hughes, K., Jewell, I. K., Abatemarco, D. J. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Diagnosing Hypertension in Primary Care Clinics According to Current Guidelines
Purpose: This descriptive study examines hypertension diagnostic practices in Utah primary care clinics relative to the 2015 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for the accurate diagnosis of hypertension. We assessed clinic procedures in place to facilitate accurate in-office and out-of-office blood pressure (BP) measurement. Methods: An online questionnaire was administered to 321 primary care clinics. We compared current clinic BP measurement practices with the USPTF recommendations and assessed the level of adherence to the recommendations by level of clinic integration with a hospital. Results:...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Woolsey, S., Brown, B., Ralls, B., Friedrichs, M., Stults, B. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Improving Patient-Clinician Conversations During Annual Wellness Visits
Background: Health risk assessments (HRAs) have been implemented and studied for decades in various settings, but little is known about the effect of introducing HRAs on the dynamics and content of patient-clinician conversations during Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) and whether the effective use of HRAs requires additional training and resources. Methods: We used Conversation Analysis techniques to analyze 40 AWVs conducted in an academic family medicine residency practice. After a 3-month baseline period, a low-intensity intervention was implemented to explore improvements in the dynamics and content of conversa...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Nagykaldi, Z. J., Dave, A., Kristof, C. J., Watts, T. N., Utpala, S., Wickersham, E. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Prediction of Suicide Ideation and Attempt Among Substance-Using Patients in Primary Care
Conclusions: Results support the need for screening for suicidality among primary care patients who use illicit substances and identify key of these patients who are at particularly elevated risk for suicidality. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Hallgren, K. A., Ries, R. K., Atkins, D. C., Bumgardner, K., Roy-Byrne, P. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Physician and Staff Acceptance of Care Managers in Primary Care Offices
Conclusion: The MiPCT demonstration confirms that following three years of implementation, embedded care managers are acceptable to both physicians and staff within primary care practices. Importantly, embeddedness, or the amount of time care managers are located within practices, is associated with increased acceptance. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Malouin, J. M., Malouin, R. A., Sarinopoulos, I., Beisel, M., Bechel-Marriot, D., First, A., Gamble, G. M., Tanner, C. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Outcomes of Integrated Behavioral Health with Primary Care
Conclusions: Integrating behavioral health and primary care, when adapted to fit into community practices, reduced depression severity and enhanced patients' experience of care. Integration is a worthwhile investment; clinical leaders, policymakers, and payers should support integration in their communities. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Balasubramanian, B. A., Cohen, D. J., Jetelina, K. K., Dickinson, L. M., Davis, M., Gunn, R., Gowen, K., deGruy, F. V., Miller, B. F., Green, L. A. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Building a Sustainable Primary Care Workforce: Where Do We Go from Here?
We describe the Mini Z (for "zero burnout program") measure, designed for these purposes, and suggest interventions that might improve satisfaction and sustainability in primary care, including longer visits, clinician control of work schedules, scribe support for electronic medical record work, team-based care, and an explicit emphasis on work-home balance. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Linzer, M., Poplau, S. Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Prevalence of Burnout in Board Certified Family Physicians
Physician burnout has become a critical issue in a rapidly changing health care environment and is reported to be increasing. However, little is known about the prevalence of this problem among board-certified family physicians. Using an abbreviated burnout survey, we found a lower prevalence of this problem than has been previously reported. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Puffer, J. C., Knight, H. C., O'Neill, T. R., Rassolian, M., Bazemore, A. W., Peterson, L. E., Baxley, E. G. Tags: Policy Brief Source Type: research

Peer Reviewers for the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine in 2016
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Bowman, M. A., Neale, A. V., Seehusen, D., Lupo, P. Tags: Editorial Office News and Notes Source Type: research

Improving Family Medicine with Thoughtful Research
This issue is about improving primary health care outcomes, from behavioral health to opioid issues to diagnosing hypertension to providing hope for childhood obesity. It includes hints for integrating behavioral health and care managers into family medicine practices. Opiate prescribing practices vary considerably between Japan and the United States, with helpful insights for our opiate abuse epidemic. Suicidality is high among patients taking opiates. Diagnosing hypertension the recommended way is not easily accomplished. Primary care clinicians are important in infertility and prostate cancer treatment, and in support o...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Neale, A. V., Bowman, M. A., Seehusen, D. A. Tags: Editors ' Note Source Type: research

Pisacano Leadership Foundation Names 2016 Pisacano Scholars
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ireland, J. Tags: Board News Source Type: research

Sean Lucan, MD, MPH, MS Selected as 2016 NAM Puffer/ABFM Fellow
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ireland, J. Tags: Board News Source Type: research

Response: Re: Patient-Provider Communication: Does Electronic Messaging Reduce Incoming Telephone Calls?
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Fields, S., Heintzman, J., Rdesinski, R. E., Yamashita, D., Marino, M. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Re: Patient-Provider Communication: Does Electronic Messaging Reduce Incoming Telephone Calls?
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Bittner, H. Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Global Family Medicine: A 'UNIVERSAL Mnemonic
In this essay, I borrow the idea of universal precautions from infection control and suggest that family physicians use a set of considerations, based on the mnemonic UNIVERSAL, to nurture cultural humility, enter a metaphoric "space-in-between" in cross-cultural encounters, and foster global fluency. These UNIVERSAL considerations I base on my experiences in global family medicine, attending to economically poor and socially marginalized patients in both international and domestic settings. They are informed by readings in transcultural psychiatry, medical anthropology, development studies, and primary care. I i...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ventres, W. B. Tags: Reflections in Family Medicine Source Type: research

Increasing Family Medicine Faculty Diversity Still Lags Population Trends
Conclusion: Although FM faculty diversity is growing over time, continued attention to URM representation should remain a priority. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Xierali, I. M., Nivet, M. A., Gaglioti, A. H., Liaw, W. R., Bazemore, A. W. Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Health Extension and Clinical and Translational Science: An Innovative Strategy for Community Engagement
Health Extension Regional Officers (HEROs) through the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC) help to facilitate university-community engagement throughout New Mexico. HEROs, based in communities across the state, link priority community health needs with university resources in education, service, and research. Researchers' studies are usually aligned with federal funding priorities rather than with health priorities expressed by communities. To help overcome this misalignment, the UNM Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) provides partial funding for HEROs to bridge the divide between researc...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kaufman, A., Rhyne, R. L., Anastasoff, J., Ronquillo, F., Nixon, M., Mishra, S., Poola, C., Page-Reeves, J., Nkouaga, C., Cordova, C., Larson, R. S. Tags: Special Communication Source Type: research

Improving Health Care for Spanish-Speaking Rural Dairy Farm Workers
Conclusions: These Spanish-speaking dairy-farm workers have many health concerns and perceive substantial barriers to health care. Collaboration between medical students, a rural FQHC, and farm employers provides important services that facilitate health care access among this population. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Buckheit, C., Pineros, D., Olson, A., Johnson, D., Genereaux, S. Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Impact of One Versus Two Content-Specific Modules on American Board of Family Medicine Certification Examination Scores
Conclusion: These results suggest that having examinees select 1 module rather than 2 will likely produce a slight score increase for examinees. Simultaneously, it would improve the standardization of the examination across examinees. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: O'Neill, T. R., Peabody, M. R. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Scabies in a Dermatology Office
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that more accurate and faster diagnostic methods are needed to limit unnecessary treatment and expedite appropriate therapy for scabies. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Anderson, K. L., Strowd, L. C. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Maternity Care Services Provided by Family Physicians in Rural Hospitals
Background: The purpose of this study was to describe how many rural family physicians (FPs) and other types of providers currently provide maternity care services, and the requirements to obtain privileges. Methods: Chief executive officers of rural hospitals were purposively sampled in 15 geographically diverse states with significant rural areas in 2013 to 2014. Questions were asked about the provision of maternity care services, the physicians who perform them, and qualifications required to obtain maternity care privileges. Analysis used descriptive statistics, with comparisons between the states, community rurality,...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Young, R. A. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Visit Entropy Associated with Hospital Readmission Rates
Conclusions: Disorganized medical care, characterized by a higher VE, is associated with higher odds of readmission among hospitalized primary care patients. An association between traditional measures of continuity (UPC, COC, and SECON) and readmission was not found. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Garrison, G. M., Keuseman, R., Bania, B., Robelia, P., Pecina, J. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access and Utilization Among Latinos
Conclusions: The ACA has reduced gaps in access to and utilization of health care for some Latino population subgroups. Remaining disparities necessitate policy solutions that move beyond the ACA, particularly for groups excluded from coverage options, such as noncitizens. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Alcala, H. E., Chen, J., Langellier, B. A., Roby, D. H., Ortega, A. N. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Primary Care Clinic Re-Design for Prescription Opioid Management
Conclusions: In response to prescription opioid overuse and the resulting epidemic of overdose and addiction, primary care clinics are making improvements driven by a common set of best practices that address complex challenges of managing COT patients in primary care settings. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Parchman, M. L., Von Korff, M., Baldwin, L.-M., Stephens, M., Ike, B., Cromp, D., Hsu, C., Wagner, E. H. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Content and Outcomes of Social Work Consultation for Patients with Diabetes in Primary Care
Conclusions: In this sample with a preponderance of Medicare and Medicaid patients, social workers most often assisted patients with diabetes in obtaining medications or health insurance. For patients with uncontrolled diabetes or cholesterol, a temporal association between SW consultation and improved disease control was noted. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Rabovsky, A. J., Rothberg, M. B., Rose, S. L., Brateanu, A., Kou, L., Misra-Hebert, A. D. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

From Our Practices to Yours: Key Messages for the Journey to Integrated Behavioral Health
Conclusion: Innovators integrating primary care and behavioral health discerned key messages from their practical experience that they felt were worth sharing with others. Their messages present insight into the challenges unique to integrating care beyond other practice transformation efforts. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Gold, S. B., Green, L. A., Peek, C. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Transition of Primary Care Group Practices to Next Generation Models: Satisfaction of Staff, Clinicians, and Patients
Conclusions: The transition took more time than expected. Health system leaders underestimated the stress and the role adjustments for clinicians and nurses. Change leaders need to anticipate the challenge of role redefinition until health profession schools graduate trainees with more experience in new models of team-based care. Incorporating experience with team based, interprofessional care into training is essential to properly prepare future health professionals. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Zink, T., Kralewski, J., Dowd, B. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Less AND More Are Needed to Assess Primary Care
Significant federal investment is now being directed toward lessening the burden of clinical quality measurement; at the same time, there is growing recognition that current measures are inadequate to capture the domains of primary care that result in improved person and population health at sustainable cost. Our study reveals a significant gap between the universe of what is measured and those elements most critical to good quality primary care, indicating that the important efforts to reduce measurement burden must be accompanied by efforts to increase the relevance of measures to domains of care that affect patient-cent...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Etz, R. S., Gonzalez, M. M., Brooks, E. M., Stange, K. C. Tags: Policy Brief Source Type: research

Moving Upstream--Health Extension and Primary Care
Health extension programs represent an opportunity for practice-based research networks (PBRNs) and primary care practices to develop collaborations reaching beyond the clinic walls to address the upstream social determinants of health and engage in community-based research. The Health Extension Regional Officers (HEROs) program at the University of New Mexico described in this issue of the JABFM is an innovative model with a bidirectional approach to linking academic health centers to community-based practices and organizations. Health extension programs are local, influenced by history, relationships, and support. Oregon...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Fagnan, L. J. Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research

It Matters What Is Measured
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: LeFevre, M. Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research

New "Core Quality Measures": Only a Beginning
A plethora of quality measures are used in health care for quality improvement, accountability (including reimbursement), and research. The Core Quality Measures Collaborative, with input from the American Association of Family Physicians, recently released several groups of reduced core measure sets, including one for primary care. The proposed measures are less helpful for the increasing proportion patients with multiple morbidities or advancing illness. Going forward, the development of quality measures that assess multidimensional patient experiences and how closely the health care patients receive matches their goals ...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Nowels, D., Kamerow, D. B. Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research

Practice Innovation for Care Integration, Opioid Management, and Quality Measurement in Family Medicine
Ringing in the new year 2017! This may finally be the year of real practice improvement after many false starts. Research into practice transformation has informed both local work and national policy. Human factors and payment structures are key. And payment structures depend on how quality is measured. Large gaps between practicing physician recommendations for the most important quality measures and those currently imposed externally are exposed in this issue. Also see information on in-practice social work consultations and their outcomes and recommendations from innovators in integrated care, and for chronic opioid the...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Neale, A. V., Bowman, M. A., Seehusen, D. A. Tags: Editors ' Note Source Type: research

Subject Index to Volume 29, 2016
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Indices Source Type: research

Author Index to Volume 29, 2016
(Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Indices Source Type: research

Correction to "Reported Practice Patterns Among Family Physicians With a Geriatrics Certificate of Added Qualifications"
In the above-mentioned article,1 the electronic version differs from the print version due to data reporting errors. The electronic version on the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine website has been corrected. We apologize for the error, and we regret any confusion or inconvenience it may have caused. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - November 9, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Errata Source Type: research