There are a myriad number of measures in the field that attempt to assess aspects of primary care, but a recently developed and tested measure breaks new ground by combining experiences of patients, clinicians, and payers and allowing the most informed reporter--the patient--to weigh in on vital primary care functions that are often missed. Researchers asked crowd-sourced samples of 412 patients, 525 primary care clinicians, and 85 health care payers to describe what provides value in primary care.
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is pleased to announce the election of Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., D.Phil, to The Institute of Medicine (IOM). Dr. DeVoe is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon and was previously selected as the IOM’s 2012-2014 Puffer/American Board of Family Medicine Fellow. The 70 new IOM members and 10 foreign associates were named during its 44th annual meeting this month.