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'No convincing evidence' QOF helps patients with long-term conditions
Performance-related pay as promoted through the QOF does not improve care of people with long-term conditions and may have a negative impact on patients, researchers have found. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Labour calls for £500m extra for NHS to help avert winter crisis
The NHS needs an additional £500m to ensure it can cope with winter pressures this year, Labour's shadow health secretary will say today. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

Clinical Diagnosis of Bordetella Pertussis Infection Clinical Diagnosis of Bordetella Pertussis Infection
What are the best ways to diagnose Bordetella pertussis in patients presenting with prolonged cough?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

CBO: Graham-Cassidy Would Increase Uninsured'By Millions'CBO: Graham-Cassidy Would Increase Uninsured'By Millions '
The CBO report already has swung Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) into the"no" column, where she joins two other Republican senators, possibly sealing the fate of the ACA replacement bill.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

CBO: Graham-Cassidy Would Add'Millions' to Uninsured Rolls
(MedPage Today) -- Bill also would cut deficit by'at least $133 billion'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chaotic Hearing on Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill May Be for Naught Chaotic Hearing on Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill May Be for Naught
A key Republican, Senator Susan Collins, of Maine, said during the hearing that she will not vote for the ACA replacement proposal, putting the bill at serious risk of not passing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Changing the paradigm of medicines optimisation
Chris Barker outlines how limited formularies and ‘managed’ implementation can deliver significant NHS savings in some high-cost areas. Related items fromOnMedica CCGs ban routine prescription of some treatments Dropping ‘low value prescription items’ set to save NHS ‘millions’ The vital voice of the commissioning nurse The medicine price debate New wave of postcode rationing as CCGs struggle to balance books (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - September 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Aspirin Discontinuation Tied to Increased Risk for CV Events (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Adults taking low-dose aspirin — whether to prevent recurrent cardiovascular events or to prevent a first event — face increased risk for CV events if they stop treatment, finds an … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Thrombophilia Testing Review Article / Self-Grooming Disorders / California Pulmonary & Sleep Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review Article: Most patients with venous thromboembolism do not … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vaginal Flora Associated with Risk for Chlamydia Infection (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Certain vaginal bacteria may predispose women to chlamydia infection, according to a nested, case-control study in Sexually Transmitted Infections.Roughly 60 women in Amsterdam who were … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Miami Physician Gets 8 Years for'Multifaceted' Fraud Miami Physician Gets 8 Years for'Multifaceted' Fraud
Roberto Fernandez, MD, didn't confine his Medicare scams in Miami to just one or two schemes, prosecutor said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Residents Who Train in THCs More Drawn to Underserved Areas
Fifty-five percent of residents in teaching health center programs said in a recent survey that they intend to go on to practice in underserved areas. Among family medicine residents, the figure was 66 percent. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The ABCs of Telemedicine The ABCs of Telemedicine
What are the key steps to take in order to successfully--and profitably--implement telemedicine services?American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

AMA President Reminds Physicians: It's Showtime for MIPS AMA President Reminds Physicians: It's Showtime for MIPS
The association is trying to increase awareness of new Medicare reimbursement program so that physicians aren't penalized in 2019.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Intensive Outpatient Care Program: A Care Model for the Medically Complex Piloted by Employers
Case study describes a model for embedding care coordinators in primary care facilities to build relationships with high-cost, high-need patients and stabilize their health. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Views From the 2017 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience
This page features numerous photos highlighting various events that took place during the 2017 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in San Antonio. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Health Benefits Manager CareCentrix Explores Sale Health Benefits Manager CareCentrix Explores Sale
CareCentrix Inc, a U.S. benefits manager majority owned by private equity firm Summit Partners, is exploring a sale that could value it at around $1 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Go Ahead and Feel Bad About Your  Failures
1. Go ahead and feel bad about your failures. It will help you do better next time. By George Diepenbrock at the University of Kansas 2. We’re facing a shortage of primary care doctors. Could military medics help? By Arthur L. Kellermann in STAT 3. For innovative local economies, the future looks like Pittsburgh. By Bruce Katz and Scott Andes in Citylab 4. Your driverless car might use this airless, nearly indestructible tire in the future. By Andrew J. Hawkins in the Verge 5. Algorithmic ordering and automated manufacturing: This is how AI will change how we shop. By Justin Bachman in Bloomberg The Aspen Institute i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized driverless cars economies failure Five Best Ideas Innovation Manufacturing medicine Source Type: news

Use of the M-CHAT follow-up interview (M-CHAT/F) by paediatricians during well-child care visits is feasible, valid and reliable
Autism screening with online decision support by primary care pediatricians aided by M-CHAT/F. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep;138: e20153036.Early identification of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) leads to early intervention and improved outcomes.1 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends universal screening with a validated tool such as the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) at well-child care visits.2 The M-CHAT/R (original M-CHAT and its revised version)- á includes a follow-up interview (the M-CHAT/R-F) designed to clarify positive responses. Use of the M-CHAT/R-F significantly im...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republicans Revise Obamacare Repeal Bill Amid Tepid Support Republicans Revise Obamacare Repeal Bill Amid Tepid Support
.S. senators made a last-ditch effort on Monday to secure support for the latest Republican attempt to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, releasing revised legislation to appeal to undecided senators.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Structured group psychoeducation in patients with bipolar disorder delays time to mania and time to any episode compared with a peer support group
Clinical effectiveness and acceptability of structured group psychoeducation versus optimised unstructured peer support for patients with remitted bipolar disorder (PARADES): a pragmatic, multicentre, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial. Lancet Psychiatry 2016;3:1029G Ç ô 38.Based in part on the resource heavy group psychoeducation delivered in Barcelona, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) argue that psychological interventions specifically developed for adults with bipolar disorder improve outcome, and therefore have made a developmental quality standard that pati...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE provides advice on diagnosing Lyme disease
GPs should consider Lyme disease in patients presenting with flu-like symptoms alongside neck or joint pain, cognitive impairment and paraesthesia, according to NICE draft guidance. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Bacterial infections Source Type: news

More Teen Dads?
Title: More Teen Dads?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Interview: Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Pregnancies with Type 1 Diabetes (FREE)
By the Editors Clinical Conversations interviews Dr. Denice Feig, whose … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

From the Blogs: Get Your Positive Test Results Here / Racism in Medicine / Opioid Epidemic Update (FREE)
By the Editors Here's a quick look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about right now: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Combination Antivirals Have Mixed Results in Treating Influenza (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH A combination of amantadine, oseltamivir, and ribavirin is associated with reduced viral load in influenza but no clinical improvement over oseltamivir monotherapy, according to a phase … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Food Allergy Management / Obstetric Hemorrhage / Kentucky Rheumatology Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Check out today's selections from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: Management of food allergy includes recognition … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pediatrics Group Offers Tips for Reducing Spread of Infection in Organized Sports (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The American Academy of Pediatrics has offered guidance on preventing and managing various infections associated … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Expelling Water from the Ear: That ’s Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the purpose of a cheetah's tail (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

10 tips for recruiting great practice staff
Liam White offers a quick checklist to help you get the right team Great things in business are never done by one person: they’re done by a team of people,’ said Steve Jobs, the visionary founder of Apple. Getting the right team is perhaps the most important part of making any organisation a success– and that’s as true in primary care as it is in the IPhone design team. Like so many things in general practice, if you don’t want to end up fire-fighting, you will need a plan.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 23, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill
Like many medical societies and other healthcare groups, the senator said he couldn't support the bill without seeing a CBO report on how it would affect healthcare coverage and insurance premiums.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Sen McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill Sen McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill
Like many medical societies and other healthcare groups, the senator said he couldn't vote yes for the bill without seeing a CBO report on how it would affect healthcare coverage and insurance premiums.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

USPSTF Offers Updated Cervical Cancer Screening Regimen
A new draft statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force includes a recommendation to screen women ages 30-65 for cervical cancer every three years using cytology alone or every five years using high-risk HPV testing alone. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: New Zoster Vaccine Worth Waiting For (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

State Funding Changes in Spotlight in Republican Healthcare Bill State Funding Changes in Spotlight in Republican Healthcare Bill
Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their'last best chance'to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Diabetic Amputation Rates Soar in California, Nationally
(MedPage Today) -- No clear cause, but experts suggest numerous possibilities (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Diabetes & Fractures; Kidney Research Lobbying; Thyroid Drug Dust-Up
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Nurses Want to Quit
(MedPage Today) -- Half of nurses think about quitting - here's how doctors can help (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

When Do You Check Orthostatic Blood Pressure? ADA Clarifies When Do You Check Orthostatic Blood Pressure? ADA Clarifies
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

CQC chief reveals what defines 'outstanding' general practice and names top two
Two practices that cater for homeless patients have been praised as the best in the country by the CQC's chief inspector, after the watchdog completed the process of rating every GP practice in England. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

HSJ Catch Up: A&E closure, GOSH vs the world, and bigging up primary care
Your essential update on health for the week (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK study to investigate best moisturiser for eczema in children
Primary care researchers are to investigate the best emollient for treating childhood eczema, which affects one in five children in the UK and commonly interferes with sleep, play and mood. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs
This report examines the unintentional drug overdose fatalities attributed to illicitly manufactured fentanyl in Ohio.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Antibiotics not recommended for acute otitis, says NICE
RCGP supports decision advised in draft guidance Related items fromOnMedica No evidence to back mantra that patients need to complete antibiotic course Ear disorders Managing minor illness in primary care – external ear complaints Acute otitis media GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Promises to give people control over their care have been broken
‘Overhaul’ needed of how person-centred care is measured Related items fromOnMedica Include pharmacists in general practice team, say patients and carers CQC to focus reviews on delayed transfers of care The burning technological platform for person-centred care Tailor care for people with multiple health issues, urges NICE BMA calls for maximum number of patients per GP (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improving access to general practice: communications guide and resource pack published
NHS England has published a communications guide and resource pack to support commissioners and general practice providers to promote general practice services to patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Formulary System for Lab Tests / Expand Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer? / California Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Catalyst: Case Study: Can a formulary … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scientists Edit Embryos' Genes to Study Early Human Development Scientists Edit Embryos' Genes to Study Early Human Development
British scientists have used the genome editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique's ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Dire Situations Can Bring Out the Best in People
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Robert Raspa, M.D., reflects on the willingness of people to help others in need. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

On Opioids, Physicians Have Opportunities for Good, Says NAM On Opioids, Physicians Have Opportunities for Good, Says NAM
Physicians, nurses, and first responders can, and should, be more proactive, substance use disorder experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news