COVID-19 may foster innovation in primary care as physicians describe various strategies to reconnect with patients, such as leveraging telemedicine visits to also explain the practice's coronavirus-related safety protocols, or systematically reviewing their panels to flag at-risk patients.
1 Nov 2020
A comprehensive primary care model that includes oral health is needed to prevent health problems, reduce costs, and provide equitable care.
1 Nov 2021
Mailing fecal immunochemical tests to patients due for colorectal cancer screening increased screening uptake
Compared with usual care clinics, intervention clinics had a significantly higher adjusted clinic-level proportion of participants who completed a mailed fecal immunochemical test, and more participants at intervention clinics than usual care clinics completed any colorectal cancer screening.
14 Aug 2018
A 46-year-old man is evaluated for intermittent rectal bleeding of 3 months' duration. Colonoscopy finds 12 polyps, and genetic testing reveals biallelic mutations in the MYH gene. What is the most cost-effective approach to determining if the patient's children have inherited MYH-associated polyposis?
3 Apr 2018
Given the prevalence of urinary incontinence, that women do not volunteer symptoms, and the multiple and frequently changing risk factors associated with incontinence, annual testing is reasonable, a clinical guideline concluded.
14 Aug 2018
New guidelines that change the recommendations for practices such as pelvic exams are leading to changes in the mindsets of physicians and patients.
1 Sep 2015
Colonoscopies are an obvious target in the current push to decrease health care costs, given their expense and utilization, said experts at Digestive Disease Week in Chicago in May.
1 Jul 2014
Adults should be screened with either a high-sensitivity stool-based test or a structural (visual) examination, depending on patient preference and test availability, the guideline said.
5 Jun 2018
Brigham and Women's Hospital has seen positive results from creating ambulatory safety nets for patients at risk for cancer.
1 Jan 2020
This free activity is recommended for physicians who have limited experience in practice assessment or are new to the health care quality improvement process, and is eligible for up to 20 CME credits and 20 Maintenance of Certification Practice Assessment points.
3 Jul 2018