Family Practice

Pilot program on distance training in spirometry testing - the technology feasibility study.

Publication Date: 
Nov 12, 2015

INTRODUCTION: Office spirometry has been widely used in recent years by general practitioners in primary care setting, thus the need for stricter monitoring of the quality of spirometry has been recognized.

Using Telemedicine Technology to Assess Physician Outpatient Teaching.

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Nov 07, 2015

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Video conferencing technology (telemedicine) can be applied to many settings within the medical community; we assessed the feasibility of its use in conducting observations of faculty at remote family medicine teaching sites.

Smartphone application of primary care guidelines used in education of medical students.

Publication Date: 
Mar 07, 2013

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The guidelines of the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians (DEGAM) on frequent and important reasons for encounter in Primary Care play a central role in the teaching of Family Medicine.

Number needed to benefit from information (NNBI): proposal from a mixed methods research study with practicing family physicians.

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Nov 12, 2013

PURPOSE: We wanted to describe family physicians' use of information from an electronic knowledge resource for answering clinical questions, and their perception of subsequent patient health outcomes; and to estimate the number needed to benefit from information (NNBI), defined as the number

How apps are changing family medicine.

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Aug 19, 2013

Medical applications for smartphones and tablets are so ubiquitous that it's easy to become a victim of app overload. Here's a look at FDA-approved apps, reference apps, and apps that FPs are "prescribing."

From petting zoos to electronic classrooms: meeting the technology learning needs of family medicine teachers.

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Apr 13, 2001

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To meet the need for faculty development in the use of information technology for its membership, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Program Committee implemented a pilot, fee-supported, electronic classroomformat at STFM's 2000 Annual Spring Confere

Handheld computer use in U.S. family practice residency programs.

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Dec 25, 2001

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the uses of handheld computers (also called personal digital assistants, or PDAs) in family practice residency programs in the United States.

Immunization education among family practice residency programs.

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Nov 06, 2003

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The dynamic nature of immunization schedules, shortages, and administration techniques makes keeping up to date with current national recommendations difficult and necessitates periodic evaluation of immunization teaching resources.

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