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
A 65-year-old man is interested in initial colorectal cancer screening but adamantly refuses to undergo colon preparation and does not want to modify his diet. Medical and family histories and physical exam results are unremarkable, and he takes no medications. What is the most appropriate screening test?
8 Oct 2019
Physicians are on the front lines of addressing medical misinformation, increasingly figuring out what to address and how.
1 Jun 2023
Recent studies looked at differences by race and ethnicity in quality of ambulatory care for patients with Medicare Advantage versus traditional Medicare, health status and health care access, and health care spending over time.
24 Aug 2021
Brigham and Women's Hospital has seen positive results from creating ambulatory safety nets for patients at risk for cancer.
1 Jan 2020
Colon cancer screening with laxative-free computed tomographic colonography offers a better experience for patients and may be an acceptable alternate method, a new study indicates.
15 May 2012
New opioid therapy guidelines released; PFO closure may help migraines.
1 Apr 2009
The July/August issue of ACP Internist is now online and coming to your mailbox.
8 Jul 2014
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
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, rectal bleeding, and chronic diarrhea can be controlled better by applying high-value care.
1 Jun 2017