ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Safety

Feb 2007 Issue
Simple Strategies to Avoid Medication Errors [Feature]

Safe medication use is achievable and affordable if you follow these recommendations.


Oct 2006 Issue
How to Improve the Quality of Waived Tests [Feature]

You’ll make better medical decisions if you make sure you’re getting reliable results from your in-office lab.


Oct 2005 Issue
Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice [Feature]

These seven principles can help ensure that your patients receive the right care at the right time every time.


Jan 2005 Issue
Preparing Your Office for a Medical Emergency [Feature]

It needn't be expensive or time-consuming to prepare your office to respond.


Mar 2003 Issue
Maintaining a Medication List in the Chart [Improving Patient Care]

The article explains how a simple medication list can simplify charting and help physicians avoid medication errors; the author offers a sample medication list used in his practice.


Oct 2002 Issue
Good Medicine: E-Prescribing [Computers]

This article profiles one family practice's experience with electronic prescribing, describes the benefits and pitfalls of incorporating it into daily practice and addresses its usefulness as a tool for reducing prescription errors.


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


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Four Principles for Better Test-Result Tracking [Feature]

Lost or misfiled test results can delay needed care. Here’s how to prevent this common error in office-based practice.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Prescription Writing to Maximize Patient Safety [Feature]

These tips can help you avoid two important causes of prescription error.


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

These practices built safety into their systems for managing oral anticoagulation therapy.


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