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Clinical process improvement

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.


May 2000 Issue
As Good As It Could Get: Remaking the Medical Practice [Feature]

The article will explain the necessity of quality improvement and will outline several initiatives of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, including their Idealized Design project and Breakthrough Series.


May 2000 Issue
The Revolution Has Begun [Editor's Page]

Argues that the IHI IDCOP project is needed, that today's office practice is hopelessly broken and in need of replacement.


May 2000 Issue
Building for Tomorrow: The Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practices [Editorial]

A response to the article in this issue by Kilo and Endsley.


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.


Feb 2000 Issue
The Family Physician's Role in Reducing Medical Errors [Improving Patient Care]

The article will explain the kinds of medical errors that are common in medical practice and what physicians can do to improve patient safety.


Jan 2000 Issue
Practicing in the New Millennium: Do You Have What It Takes? [Feature]

The author describes the practice management skills and knowledge that family physicians will need to possess to succeed during the first part of the next century.


Jan 2000 Issue
Forget Y2K; Worry About 2001 [Editor's Page]

Gives the reader a "to-do" list of jobs to complete in getting ready for practice in the 21st century


Nov-Dec 1999 Issue
Building a Patient Registry From the Ground Up [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 identify its patients who have diabetes and organize that information into a registry.


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