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Chronic care

Nov-Dec 2001 Issue
A Tool for Safely Treating Chronic Pain [Improving Patient Care]

The article explains how one family practice uses a "medication use agreement" to prevent medication misuse while helping patients who suffer from chronic pain.


Oct 2001 Issue
Recognizing and Preventing Medication Diversion [Feature]

This article explains how to spot patients who are diverting or abusing prescription pain medications and offers tips on how to prevent diversion and abuse while providing high-quality care for pain.


Jan 2001 Issue
13 Months of Quality Improvement: Did It Work? [Improving Patient Care]

The article completes a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article offers lessons learned from the project and explores whether the principles of quality improvement were effective.


Sep 2000 Issue
Making Diabetes Checkups More Fruitful [Improving Patient Care]

The article continues a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article explains how practices can "pre-plan" visits by making sure lab tests and other necessary services are completed prior to the patient's check-up with the family physician.


Jul-Aug 2000 Issue
Finding Success in a Capitated Environment [Feature]

This article will describe how one practice in California has been working well under a capitated environment by providing value and quality care to patients, good outcomes and disease management to their patients and insurers and pay incentives to physicians.


Jun 2000 Issue
Using Flow Sheets to Improve Diabetes Care [Improving Patient Care]

The article continues a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article explains how a practice can use flowcharts to keep track of and document the care of patients with diabetes.


Mar 2000 Issue
Helping Patients Take Charge of Their Chronic Illnesses [Feature]

The article will explain the concept of patient-centered care and how practices can empower patients and help them establish self-management goals.


Oct 1999 Issue
Improving Chronic Disease Care in the Real World: A Step-by-Step Approach [Feature]

The article will track one group's progress through a quality improvement project to improve the care of patients with diabetes.


Oct 1998 Issue
Disease Management: Who's Caring for Your Patients? [Feature]

This article updates readers on what's new in disease management and will discuss how larger practices can use information technology to do disease management for themselves.


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