First published 5/30/11 on the AFP Community Blog
Last week, the journal Archives of Internal Medicine published “The ‘Top 5’ Lists in Primary Care,” a physician-authored consensus statement that recommended five activities each for the specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics to pursue to reduce waste and improve quality. Here is the top 5 list for family physicians, together with related online resources from AFP By Topic collections:
1) Don’t do imaging for low back pain within the first 6 weeks unless “red flags” are present.
AFP By Topic: Muculoskeletal Care – Neck and Back