Earn CME at ACOFP '18
Earn up to 32 Category 1-A CME credits at ACOFP ’18 in Austin, Texas. ACOFP ’18 will take place March 22-25, with pre-con credits beginning on March 19. View the schedule and register to attend.
What if Amazon Ran Hospitals?
MedicalFuturist asks the questions: What if Dr. Alexa offered you the next appointment in the Amazon Clinic or offered an online pharmacy? The groundwork is being laid these options to become a reality, as outlined in What if Amazon Ran Hospitals. Tweet @acofp or comment on Facebook and let us know your thoughts about Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, or Facebook venturing into direct patient care.
Paronychia: Clinical Image
In the current issue of the OFP Journal, the authors of Paronychia describe a 73-year-old female with a past medical history of diabetes mellitus type II, hypertension and thyroid disease presented to the Urgent Care Center with right distal thumb pain and swelling. View and answer the clinical image questions, based on the description, along with the differential diagnosis, treatment and prevention and prognosis in this month’s issue of OFP.
Patient Education Handout: Paronychia
Paronychia is a skin infection that occurs around a fingernail or toenail. The recent OFP patient education handout on Paronychia explains seven preventative measures along with medical care and treatment options at an 8th-grade healthy literacy level, ensuring comprehension for a broad patient audience.
PCPCC Webinar: Overcoming Challenges to Ideal Primary Care
Join the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative on Tuesday, February 27 at 2:00 pm CST as physicians in distinct practice settings share their strategies to overcome challenges to practicing ideal primary care. Register today >>
Comparison of Hospital Resources Use & Outcomes
In a cohort study of 560 651 admissions of Medicare beneficiaries in 2013, patients cared for during hospitalization by their primary care physicians had slightly longer lengths of stay, were more likely to be discharged to home, and were less likely to die within 30 days compared with those cared for by hospitalists. Patients cared for by hospitalists had fewer specialty consultations, all of which represented significant differences.