ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Patient-centered care

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.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors [Patient Education]


Oct 2001 Issue
Starting a Revolution in Office-Based Care [Feature]

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.


Sep 2001 Issue
Seven Reasons to Dictate in the Presence of Your Patients [Feature]

By simply moving dictation into the exam room, you may improve your practice in at least seven ways.


Jun 2000 Issue
Planning Group Visits for High-Risk Patients [Feature]

You'll not only have more satisfied patients and better compliance, but you'll also be compensated for your services.


Mar 2000 Issue
Are You Practicing 'Opportunistic' Prevention? [Improving Patient Care]

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.


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.


Jan 2000 Issue
The Emergence of Consumer-Driven Health Care [Feature]

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.


Nov-Dec 1999 Issue
Using Standardized Admit Orders to Improve Inpatient Care [Feature]

At 2 a.m., would you know the correct dose of acetylcysteine for an acetaminophen overdose?


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