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Drug therapy

Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Reducing Risks for Patients Receiving Warfarin [Feature]

The article looks at best practices in managing patients receiving warfarin therapy and describes systems that can be incorporated into readers' practices.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
When Medical Errors Hit Home [Balancing Act]

The author, a family physician, contributes her thoughts on patient safety and error reduction as a doctor and as the daughter of a sick parent who received suboptimal care.


Apr 2002 Issue
Five Tips for Less Costly Flu Vaccination [Getting Paid]

In recent years, short or delayed supplies of flu vaccine have driven up costs, and reimbursement has not kept pace. The author offers suggestions for trying to turn the situation around for the 2002-2003 flu season.


Mar 2002 Issue
What Every Physician Should Know About Generic Drugs [Improving Patient Care]

The article explores the safety and cost-effectiveness of prescribing generic drugs over brand-name drugs.


Feb 2002 Issue
Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care [Feature]

This article describes how point-of-care anticoagulation devices can make warfarin therapy more patient-focused.


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.


Jun 2001 Issue
Rx for Lost Prescriptions [Improving Patient Care]

The author presents a tool used in his practice to improve the documentation of patients' prescriptions, which makes for a more complete and useful medical record.


Jun 1999 Issue
Think Twice Before Assuming Risk for Pharmacy Costs [Feature]

This article points out how taking on risk for pharmaceutical costs is becoming increasingly risky because of projected increases in drug costs over the next 10 years.


Apr 1999 Issue
13 Ways to Be More Efficient [Improving Patient Care]

A family physician presents practical tips that can help physicians and their staff members be more efficient in their patient-care activities.


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