ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

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]

Don’t let diversion of pain medication hamper your ability to treat chronic 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]

Success for this group means taking all the risk they can get, targeting chronic diseases and rewarding physicians for quality.


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 best thing you can do for your patients with chronic diseases is to let them run with the ball.


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

Tag along as we follow a network of physicians on the first leg of a 13-month journey to redesign their diabetes care one step at a time.


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

The more you know about this strategy for improving quality and decreasing the cost of care, the better off your patients will be.


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