Prevention Practice in Primary Care

Prevention Practice in Primary Care

Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin

Print publication date: Mar 2014

ISBN: 9780195373011

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Prevention Practice in Primary Care systematically explores state-of-the-art practical approaches to effective prevention in primary care. Guided by theory and evidence, it reviews approaches to risk factor identification and modification for the major causes of mortality in adulthood, including cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Topical coverage includes the practical applications of genomics and proteomics to personalizing prevention, transformative approaches to practice change, including the patient-centered medical home, academic detailing, and practice facilitation, and how to engage self-management and behavior change using counseling tools (goal setting, assessing the stage of change, motivational interviewing, and the five ‘A’s). It also outlines implications of the Affordable Care Act, changes in Medicaid and Medicare, and the new proposals for payment reform in health care.