Primary care is…well…primary in delivering coordinated, patient-centered care. But the combination of primary and specialty clinicians along with those in palliative care can deliver another layer of support at a critical time in a patient’s life.
More than 5 million people in the U.S. have atrial fibrillation, leading to an increased risk of stroke and related heart problems. Here’s a cost/benefit analysis of some of the leading medication options for treating this prevalent condition and the role of PGx.
By their very nature, specialties are designed so physicians can focus their knowledge base and skill set on certain areas of the extremely broad and deep field of medicine. But the specialty of neurology itself is becoming increasingly complex, with disease states that vary widely and are treated quite differently, including the patient’s medication regime.
We know that the U.S. has a growing shortage of physicians that’s reaching crisis proportions. The shortage is estimated at between 42,600 and 121,300 physicians by 2030, especially in primary care, the specialty that drives patient-centered care in most models. The advantages of team-based care become even more compelling when viewed in this light.
The 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease updates evaluations and recommendations based on the class of risk (COR) and level of evidence (LOE) for the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Here’s the low-down on low-dose aspirin.