Patient-centered care

Oct 1999 Issue
Setting Group Goals [Improving Patient Care]

This article describes the importance of setting goals, whether for patient self-management or for quality improvement projects within one's practice. The article also explains how to set goals that are meaningful, specific, achievable and measurable.

Oct 1999 Issue
Improving Chronic Disease Care in the Real World: A Step-by-Step Approach [Feature]

The article will track one group's progress through a quality improvement project to improve the care of patients with diabetes.

May 1999 Issue
Physician-Owned Groups: The Best Strategy for Success [Feature]

The authors examine the future direction and role of physician groups and outline the key principles groups must follow in order to succeed.

Jan 1999 Issue
Is There a Physician Union in Your Future? [Feature]

The article explores the trend toward unionization among a growing number of employed physicians and weighs the advantages and disadvantages of such action. The author also looks at one alternative to unionization - an IPA messenger model.

Sep 1998 Issue
Demand Management: Putting Patients First [Feature]

As part of a series on demand management, this article offers an introduction to demand management: What is it, and what does it mean for family physicians?

Mar 1998 Issue
Variety: The Spice of Covered Lives [Editorial]

The CQI emphasis on reducing or eliminating variation is wrongheaded in a field as full of individual needs as medicine.

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