Title

This Issue: Important Clinical Studies with New Useful Information on Problems Encountered Daily by Family Physicians

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2014

Abstract

Oh, what an issue! Extra, Extra, Read all about it! Patients deceiving doctors for prescriptions; characteristics of chronic pain seekers in primary care versus specialty settings; potential overuse of antidepressants when depression screening instruments are used; improving smoking quit rates through anger/stress management training; using immunoglobulin G levels to diagnose and follow eradication of Helicobacter pylori; patient- and family-friendly gentle cesarean deliveries; plus the economic impact of family physicians delivering babies … quite a line-up this issue. We also provide information on using motivational interviewing techniques for treating depression, correlations between specific chronic illnesses and the receipt of preventive services, and family physicians' knowledge of tests considered overused.

DOI

10.3122/jabfm.2014.05.140198


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