Study finds family physicians provide preventive care

07/24/2013 | AAFP News Now

Primary care physicians can provide preventive care services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for patients with chronic illness, according to a study in the Annals of Family Medicine. The study debunks the idea that family physicians do not have enough time to deliver preventive care to these patients, and author Steven Ornstein, M.D., said the AAFP's patient-centered medical home model is among the systems that can help physicians track their progress on providing preventive care.

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