2011 AZ Legislative Session Wrap Up

The Value of Family Medicine

The AAFP has developed a list of articles that help demonstrate the value and importance of primary care and of family medicine. The “Most Commonly Cited Articles” is a a list of the 20 most cited articles, with links to their abstracts on PubMed. The AAFP also provides a more complete bibliography in an Excel format, which also includes links to PubMed. Although not exhaustive, the bibliography captures many of the core articles, and the AAFP plans to add more articles over time.

You might also want to look at “Doctor-recommended Health Care: the Value of Family Medicine,” which was written by IBM executives and others and elucidates the importance of the primary care model to reining in health care costs and increasing the quality of care for patients.