Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption in Europe 2013-2014
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 05/2018 This 102-page document is the fourth annual report of the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net) published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). It is based on antimicrobial consumption data from the community (primary care sector) and the hospital sector reported to ECDC for 2013 and 2014 by 28 European Union (EU) Member States and two EEA (European Economic Area)/non-EU countries (Iceland and Norway). An analysis of EU/EEA data from the last five years did not reveal any significant trend...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Inadequacy of the PHQ-2 depression screener for identifying suicidal primary care patients - Dueweke AR, Marin MS, Sparkman DJ, Bridges AJ.
INTRODUCTION: The Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) depression screener has been praised for its brevity and ability to identify depressed primary care patients. Additionally, it is often used as the first of a two-step screening process for suicide r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

AMA Takes Aim at Gun Violence AMA Takes Aim at Gun Violence
With more than 30,000 Americans dying from gun violence and firearm-related accidents each year, the time to act is now, according to the president of the American Medical Association (AMA).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Improves Care Delivery
THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 -- Introducing the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPC), a health care delivery model developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), improves primary care delivery but does not reduce Medicare... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

May deadline missed for update on state-backed GP indemnity
The government has missed its May deadline for updating the profession on plans to roll out state-backed GP indemnity next year. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Disaster Relief Via Drone
(MedPage Today) -- How can new tech help in disaster medicine? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Seeks Feedback on MIPS by June 1 CMS Seeks Feedback on MIPS by June 1
Medicare officials are calling for suggestions for 2019 measurements to be used in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Suicide interventions in primary care: a selective review of the evidence - Dueweke AR, Bridges AJ.
INTRODUCTION: About half of people who die by suicide visit their primary care provider (PCP) within 1 month of doing so, compared with fewer than 1 in 5 contacting specialty mental health. Thus, primary care is an important setting for improving identific... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

The general practice forward view two years on
NHS England has published a progress report on the key commitments of the general practice forward view two years on from the start of the programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General Practice Forward View: Progress update at end of year two (April 2018)
This document gives an update on the progress NHS England has made on the key commitments of the General Practice Forward View as at April 2018, two years in. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Partnering with a purpose: making collaboration work
Better joined up services can only work with the full engagement of primary care and particularly general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

OHSU, Sky Lakes break ground on $50M education-clinic project in Klamath Falls
Oregon Health& Science University and Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls today broke ground on a $50 million building to house providers, medical clinics and training facilities. The 100,000-square-foot Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center is expected to be completed in late 2019 and open in early 2020. The four-story building will provide a central home for most of Sky Lakes’ primary care providers, while OHSU staff and students will use the bottom two floors for train ing. “OHSU considers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU, Sky Lakes break ground on $50M education-clinic project in Klamath Falls
Oregon Health& Science University and Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls today broke ground on a $50 million building to house providers, medical clinics and training facilities. The 100,000-square-foot Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center is expected to be completed in late 2019 and open in early 2020. The four-story building will provide a central home for most of Sky Lakes’ primary care providers, while OHSU staff and students will use the bottom two floors for train ing. “OHSU considers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Genesis of Schizophrenia May Lie in the Placenta Genesis of Schizophrenia May Lie in the Placenta
In what is being described as a groundbreaking study, researchers found that schizophrenia risk genes are predominantly expressed in the placenta.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Trump Signs'Right to Try' Bill
(MedPage Today) -- Allows terminally ill patients to try unapproved therapies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FPs Speak to Legislators About Fixing Health Care System
More than 225 family physicians from across the country gathered for the 2018 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit May 21-22 to learn from experts how to work with legislators on wins that improve their practices and their patients'lives. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

1-Hour Exercise, 3 Times a Week Boosts Cognition in Older Adults
(MedPage Today) -- But no improvement in memory (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Pregnant Women in U.S. on Point with Prenatal Care
(MedPage Today) -- But gaps still persist by age, race/ethnicity, source of payment for delivery (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACS Backs Colon Ca Screening Starting at Age 45
(MedPage Today) -- Decision supported by rising incidence in younger people (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fighting for Family Medicine Newsletter Launches June 5
A new newsletter from the AAFP is being launched to keep members updated about the Academy's important advocacy work with legislators, regulators and private payers. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Thyroid Cancer in Men Tied to Heart Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly 50% higher risk for CVD compared with women (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

OTC Benzocaine Teething Products Not Safe for Young Children
The FDA recently warned that OTC teething products containing benzocaine should not be used to treat infants and children younger than age 2, and that adults and older children should use benzocaine oral drug products only if they contain specific warnings on the drug label. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drug-Free Remission a Possibility in Early SpA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than half of patients had sustained remission after induction with golimumab (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Ethics of Keeping Alfie Evans Alive The Ethics of Keeping Alfie Evans Alive
Saurabh Jha reviews the ethical dilemma posed by the UK case of a 23-month-old in a vegetative state that pitted physicians against parents and even the Pope. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Record number of GPs planning to quit in next five years
Two in five GPs plan to quit direct patient care in the next five years - the highest figure ever recorded by a a long-running national survey. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

London 'rationing' scheme will hit GP workload and patient care, BMA fears
Proposals that could tighten GP referral criteria across London look like a 'cover for rationing', GP leaders have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Practice manager competes for prestigious NHS birthday award
A London-based practice manager will vie with four other regional winners for a national NHS award, it has been announced.  Brian Dickens, a practice manager at Parchmore Medical Centre in Croydon, Surrey was chosen among hundreds of applicants as a regional champion in the Excellence in Primary Care category. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Results Are In: Inaugural AAFP Well-being Conference a Hit
Clif Knight, M.D., the AAFP's senior vice president for education, writes that survey results show the strong impact of the Academy's inaugural Family Physician Health and Well-being Conference. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ideas to Make Health Care Affordable Again (May 2018)
Brief from Senator Bill Cassidy's office focuses on six policy areas to improve healthcare affordability, including empowering patients to reduce health care costs, lowering insurance premiums, ending health care monopolies, decreasing drug costs, eliminating administrative costs, and reducing costs through primary care, prevention, and disease management. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GPs should co-ordinate advice to prevent child obesity, MPs say
GPs should take the lead role in co-ordinating weight management advice and services to help avoid child obesity, according to report by MPs. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Obesity Source Type: news

Deprescribing Unnecessary Medications: A Four-Part Process Deprescribing Unnecessary Medications: A Four-Part Process
How should deprescribing be approached for patients taking multiple unnecessary medications? The authors present four key steps in managing polypharmacy.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Caution Needed With Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Caution Needed With Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
The hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine is enormous, and while experts say AI will eventually improve care they warn that moving it into clinic too quickly could cause"catastrophic" harm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pay for Primary Care Docs on the Rise: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, where do health insurance premium dollars really go? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Postnatal Zika in Kids Marked by Mild Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But more research needed on full neurological impact of infection in youngest children (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Alzheimer's: Rethinking the'One-Size-Fits-All' Approach
(MedPage Today) -- NIH conference emphasizes tailored prevention and treatment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Yes, There's Political Bias in Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- Before you address others'biases, address your own (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Changing the World, One Female Physician at a Time Changing the World, One Female Physician at a Time
Do you recognize these women physician pioneers?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

NHS England unveils £10m GP retention fund
GP retention schemes across England will receive a share of a £10m funding package by July to help them maintain the general practice workforce, NHS leaders have announced. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Post-Maria Death Toll Vastly Underestimated in Puerto Rico Post-Maria Death Toll Vastly Underestimated in Puerto Rico
The true number of excess deaths attributed to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is more than 70 times the official death count of 64, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Should Our Healthcare System Move to Single-Payer? Should Our Healthcare System Move to Single-Payer?
Physicians in favor of a single-payer system say it would reduce healthcare costs. Those opposed argue that it would lower physician reimbursement and create greater problems. Who's right?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

HealthLandscape Introduces Population Health Profiler
HealthLandscape, an innovation the AAFP acquired in 2014, has released its new Community Vital Signs Population Health Profiler, a free tool that could be incredibly helpful for family physicians. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Thriving as a Learning Health Care System in Primary Care
June 13, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Many Barriers to Rapid, Correct Diagnosis in the US The Many Barriers to Rapid, Correct Diagnosis in the US
In this commentary, the author highlights nine issues within the US health care infrastructure which hinder the ability to achieve quick and accurate diagnoses.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Wayne State College of Nursing receives $2.6M HRSA grant to expand BSN training in Detroit
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) The need for nurses who practice on community-based primary care and public health teams is growing. As health care moves from hospital settings to the community, these teams will need RNs working to the full scope of their license, particularly in an urban setting. With the help of a $2.6 million grant from HRSA, Wayne State University will be expanding the necessary training in Detroit (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inequalities in stage IV cancer treatments
Senior analyst Katherine Henson discusses how the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service can help analyse trends in treatment to inform research that will improve patient outcomes Related items fromOnMedica Report reveals shortage of specialist cancer nurses Breast cancer screening fiasco set to put even more strain on understaffed units US calls for benefits vs harms discussion before prostate cancer screening High-intensity interval training beneficial after testicular cancer Piecing together kidney cancer evolution (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vegetarian or'Flexitarian' Diet Benefits Waistline and Pocket Vegetarian or'Flexitarian' Diet Benefits Waistline and Pocket
A vegetarian diet does not have to be strictly followed to achieve health benefits, and may even end up costing less than other healthy eating plans, suggest two new studies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New VA Rule to Ease Restriction on Telehealth Across State Lines New VA Rule to Ease Restriction on Telehealth Across State Lines
The Veteran Administration's (VA's) move is seen as likely to spur broadening of telehealth by other healthcare organizations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Reduces Incident Frailty Risk Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Reduces Incident Frailty Risk
Might adherence to a Mediterranean diet by older adults reduce the risk of frailty?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

How To Talk To Patients ’ Families
(MedPage Today) -- Tips for nurses to navigate emotionally challenging encounters (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news