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Quality & Safety

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of quality and safety.

Clinical Quality

01/01/2001 13 Months of Quality Improvement: Did It Work?
10/01/2004 Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care for Family Physicians Point of Care
10/01/2003 Cost Effectiveness Begins Between Your Ears
08/01/2002 Four Principles for Better Test-Result Tracking
12/01/2005 Improving Chronic Illness Care: Lessons Learned in a Private Practice
10/01/2011 Remove Roadblocks and Improve Access to Preventive Care
12/01/2011 Rethinking Your Approach to Prescription "Refills" Tool
04/01/2008 A Systematic Approach to Identifying Drug-Seeking Patients
05/01/2005 A Systematic Approach to Managing Warfarin Doses Point of Care Tool
02/01/2010 Tools and Strategies for Improving Asthma Management Point of Care Tool
04/01/2006 Using a Simple Patient Registry to Improve Your Chronic Disease Care Tool
10/01/2014 Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier

Patient Safety

08/01/2002 The Power of Two: Improving Patient Safety Through Better Physician-Patient Communication
08/01/2002 Prescription Writing to Maximize Patient Safety
08/01/2002 Reducing Risks for Patients Receiving Warfarin
10/01/2005 Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice
02/01/2007 Simple Strategies to Avoid Medication Errors
12/01/2014 How to Monitor Opioid Use for Your Patients With Chronic Pain Tool
10/01/2015 Addressing Ambulatory Patient Safety in Your Practice

Quality Improvement Principles

04/01/2006 Creating a Lean Practice
06/01/2008 How to Fix a Flawed Process: The Four Rules of Work Design
01/01/2003 Implementing Change: From Ideas to Reality
06/01/2005 Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas
08/01/2003 The KISS Principle in Family Practice: Keep It Simple and Systematic
12/01/2014 Three Questions to Guide Any Change Effort
09/01/2003 Why Did That Idea Flop?


08/01/2008 Eight Steps to a Chart Audit for Quality Tool
02/01/2001 The Family Practice Management Practice Self-Test Tool
02/01/2008 Practice Measurement: A New Approach for Demonstrating the Worth of Your Work
02/01/2003 Putting Measurement Into Practice With a Clinical Instrument Panel Tool

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