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May 2004 Issue
Patient-Physician Partnering to Improve Chronic Disease Care [Improving Patient Care]
The article explains how a physician-patient agreement can help patients with chronic diseases become more involved in their care and have better outcomes.
A nationwide experiment is asking practices to forget the way they’ve always done it and pursue the ideal in patient care.
Sep 2001 Issue
Involving Patients in Medical Decisions: What Happens in Real-World Practice? [Improving Patient Care]
The article, which continues our series on take-away lessons from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, shows how FPs can help patients take a more active role in making decisions about their medical care and why this is beneficial.
By simply moving dictation into the exam room, you may improve your practice in at least seven ways.
You'll not only have more satisfied patients and better compliance, but you'll also be compensated for your services.
The article, part of a series based on research from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, will explore the effectiveness of delivering preventive services during illness visits and how it affects patient satisfaction.
The best thing you can do for your patients with chronic diseases is to let them run with the ball.
As patients shoulder a larger share of their own health care costs, they'll expect more from physicians — and reward those who meet their expectations.
At 2 a.m., would you know the correct dose of acetylcysteine for an acetaminophen overdose?