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Infectious diseases

November/December 2017 Issue
Back to Basics: Five Steps to Better Influenza Vaccination Rates [Feature]

Getting more patients immunized against the flu does not require complicated strategies.


September/October 2017 Issue
How to Talk to Reluctant Patients About the Flu Shot [Feature]

This three-step framework can help you address patients' concerns about influenza immunization.


March/April 2014 Issue
Resolving Patients' Vaccination Uncertainty: Going From "No Thanks!" to "Of Course!" [Feature]

Immunizations can help prevent disease breakouts but require being mindful of patient concerns and misconceptions.


Jul-Aug 2009 Issue
Preparing Your Office for an Infectious Disease Epidemic [Feature]

If your practice doesn't have a written preparedness plan, now is the time to develop one.


Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
Launching a Community-Wide Flu Vaccination Plan [Feature]

When this community took a more organized approach to providing vaccinations rather than simply reacting to public demand, everyone benefited.


Feb 2008 Issue
Defending the Real Standard of Care [The Last Word]

When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.


Oct 2007 Issue
Coding Flu Shots: Immunize Against Lost Revenue [Feature]

Make this hectic time of year a little smoother by reminding yourself and your staff how to code flu shots.


Mar 2007 Issue
You, Your Public Health Department and the Next Flu Pandemic [Opinion]

Optimal outcomes will depend on close collaboration between family physicians and public health officials. Is your practice ready?


Apr 2006 Issue
Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia [Feature]

Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.


Jan 2006 Issue
Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Vaccine Prioritization [Feature]

Here’s how to determine which patients and employees in your practice should receive the influenza vaccine if a pandemic occurs.


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