ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Nonclinical process improvement
Family physicians must actively manage the relationships between patients, consultants and themselves. This article examines ways to improve communication in referrals and provide better patient care in the process.
You don't need a phone booth for a changing room.
Got a good idea? Don't hide it under a bushel.
The article will introduce a series on "ideal micro practices" and will describe the Ideal Micro Practices demonstration project and the essential components of these types of practices.
The article explains how blame, accusation and finger-pointing can doom quality improvement efforts, and it offers tips for fostering a "blame-free" culture within a medical practice so that physicians and employees can learn from mistakes and pursue quality improvement.
Your practice toolkit isn’t complete without these.
Introduces "Big Ideas" issue, suggesting that most of the ideas featured have something to do with the FFM new practice model and that the authors may actually share a vision of the future of family medicine.
Points out that the Nicoletti and Borglum articles in this issue are connected in that they both come from practice consultants who have formed apparently similar views of what constitutes a good practice.
Introducing the FPM Reader Challenge, the author solicits "big ideas that have made a difference in FP’s practices" as entries into an article competition.