Table 1.

The Three Most Frequently Read Articles in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 2020, Volume 33, by Issue*

January/February 2020
    1. An Ethical Framework to Manage Patient Requests for Medical Marijuana.2 Ethics Feature:
    2. A Change Management Case Study for Safe Opioid Prescribing and Opioid Use Disorder Treatment.3 Special Communication:
    3. Family Medicine and the “New” Opioid Epidemic.4 Commentary:
March/April 2020
    1. Inhaled Corticosteroid Treatment in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Boon or Bane?5 Clinical Review:
    2. Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management.6 Clinical Review:
    3. Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising and Patient-Provider Interactions.7 Brief Report:
May/June 2020
    1. Indicators of Workplace Burnout Among Physicians, Advanced Practice Clinicians, and Staff in Small to Medium-Sized Primary Care Practices.8 Original Research:
    2. Novel Models to Identify Census Tracts for Hepatitis C Screening Interventions.9 Original Research:
    3. Women's Work: Why Are Women Physicians More Burned Out?10 Commentary:
July/August 2020
    1. Diagnosis and Management of Atopic Dermatitis for Primary Care Providers.11 Clinical Review:
    2. Effects of Implementing a Comprehensive Opioid Reduction Protocol on Overall Opioid Prescribing Among Patients with Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain in a Rural Family Medicine Clinic: A Controlled Cross-over Trial.12 Original Research:
    3. Clinical Decision Support Systems for Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Primary Care: A Scoping Review.13 Original Research:
September/October 2020
    1. Practical Management of Common Skin Injuries, Lacerations, Wounds, Trigger Fingers, and Burns.14 Clinical Review:
    2. Impact of Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration on Diabetes Outcomes and Health Care Use.15 Original Research:
    3. Identifying Practice Facilitation Delays and Barriers in Primary Care Quality Improvement.16 Original Research:
September Supplement 2020
    1. How Should Board Certification Evolve?17 Article:
    2. The Role of Certifying Boards in Improving Health: The Example of the American Board of Pediatrics.18 Commentary:
    3. Connecting Purpose and Performance: Rethinking the Purpose of Maintenance of Certification.19 Commentary:
November/December 2020
    1. Glucosamine/Chondroitin and Mortality in a US NHANES Cohort.1 Original Research:
    2. Current Indications for Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy.20 Evidence-Based Clinical Medicine:
    3. Association of Patient-Provider Teach-Back Communication with Diabetic Outcomes: A Cohort Study.21 Original Research:
  • * Content usage statistics for the JABFM, January 2020 through December 2020, HighWire Press. Accessed March 5, 2021. Rankings are updated monthly and based on ‘hits’ received by articles archived on the JABFM website only.