Family Physicians are Complex Care Physicians and Quality of Care Advancement Experts
This issue's policy brief provides a good summary point for this issue: family physicians are complex care physicians (in addition to their other many roles). Another article demonstrates that family physicians provide more care during a preventive gynecologic visit than obstetrician-gynecologists. Completing the American Board of Family Medicine Maintenance of Certification modules are associated with higher quality of care. A learning collaborative shows the fruits of their effort to implement patient-centered medical homes. A new risk calculator for colorectal cancer is presented. Pregnant patients are more likely to accept the flu vaccine when presented by a physician rather than a nurse or medical assistant. We can “maladapt” to new information, such as not using aspirin for primary cardiac disease prevention or the low risk of lactic acidosis with metformin.
Bowman, M. A.,
& Neale, A. V.
(2014). Family Physicians are Complex Care Physicians and Quality of Care Advancement Experts. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 27 (1), 1-3.