Top 20 Research Studies of 2017 for Primary Care Physicians

Mark H. Ebell, MD, MS; Roland Grad, MD, MSc,


Am Fam Physician. 2018;97(9):581-588. 

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Practice Guidelines

Although most POEMs address individual research studies or systematic reviews, important practice guidelines are often summarized. The five guidelines that were rated most highly by CMA readers for relevance to practice are listed in Table 7 with their key recommendations.[14,31–35] All of these guidelines have been fully endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). They are also available on the AAFP's Clinical Practice Guidelines website at