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Summer 2017 CME Quiz
The Maryland Family Doctor - Summer, 2017
1. Breaking Down Telemedicine Barriers: Are Family Physicians Ready?
2. Telemedicine Update: A Family Physician Approach to Allergy and Care Coordination with the Allergist
3. The Opioid Epidemic: Rural Health Challenges
This Medical Journal activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
This Summer, 2017 edition of The Maryland Family Doctor (vol. 54, No. 1) is approved for three (3) Prescribed Credits. Credit may be claimed for one year from the date of this edition (expiring July 31, 2018)
. Readers must claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Medical Association (AMA) accepts the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Prescribed credit as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for the AMA Physicians Recognition Award (PRA).
CME activities approved for AAFP Prescribed credit are recognized by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
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1. The following are concerns from Family Physicians about Telemedicine except:
A. Fragmenting healthcare
B. Quality Assurance
C. Limited online physical examination
D. All of the above
2. Physicians practicing telemedicine in multiple states are vetted by multiple state medical boards and payor - contracted credentialing organizations.
3. All of the below are correct except:
A. Specialized telemedicine training is essential per this article.
B. Telemedicine physicians are held to the standards for both brick and mortar and telemedicine practice.
C. Documentation and communication with the primary care physician should not be expected in telemedicine.
D. It is important to take the time to educate and set patient expectations of a telemedicine visit from the beginning.
4. All are true about gout in except:
A. All gout cases should be changed to a telemedicine visit.
B. Telemedicine offers easy access to healthcare so patients can be seen and diagnosed quickly.
C. For initial diagnosis of gout, when in doubt, it is important to explain to the patient, why, when and where the patient should be seen in an office.
D. While it is ideal to send each patient for joint aspiration, it is not common practice.
5. What are the benefits of telemedicine?
A. Improve access to family physicians
B. Improve access to specialists
C. Facilitate care coordination between specialties
D. All of the above
6. The top 5 urgent care conditions currently treated through telemedicine services include
B. Upper respiratory infections
F. All of the above
7. Using real-time video consultations with a patient from their home offers
A. A physician to see directly into the patient’s home to provide guidance on trigger avoidance
B. Timely medical visits for minor urgent care visits
C. Help monitoring chronic conditions
D. None of the above
E. a, b, and c
8. A recent Cochrane review concluded that current randomized evidence demonstrates important differences between face-to-face and remote asthma check-ups in terms of exacerbations, asthma control, or quality of life.
9. Americans living in rural regions are at increased risk of dying from which of the following causes compared to those in urban areas.
A. Cancer, COPD, unintentional injuries, CKD
B. Cancer, Stroke, unintentional injuries, heart disease
C. Stroke, diabetes related complications, heart disease, unintentional injuries
D. Cancer, CKD, stroke, heart disease
10. Rural populations have a lower ratio of nonmedical opioid users to medical users in comparison to urban populations.
11. Proposed factors that may be contributing to the rising rates of opioid misuse in rural communities include:
A. Greater social and kinship networks
B. Lack of access to care
C. Older patient populations
D. A&B, but not C
E. All of the above.
12. Studies in the past decade have shown that the number of unintentional deaths results from opioid overdose is less than heroin.