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The author, a family physician, contributes her thoughts on patient safety and error reduction as a doctor and as the daughter of a sick parent who received suboptimal care.
The author explains how simple technologies, such as a handheld pager system, can improve communication among physicians and staff members within the office.
How successful is your practice at meeting the needs of diverse patients? These 10 tips can help you improve.
Being courteous to patients and staff can increase satisfaction with the practice, make the work environment more pleasant and decrease stress levels, and it doesn't cost a thing.
The author provides a comprehensive list and a summary of listservs available to family physicians as well as tips on listserv etiquette.
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.
You can hate your boss, kiss up to your boss or learn to manage your boss. Only one of these options is worth it for everyone in the long run.
The article describes the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in health care and explains how practices can improve their cultural competency.
This is the third article in the eHealth series, and it will cover the advantages of using Web-based personal health records.
The author provides a reading list of books for physicians to recommend to patients and describes how reading can educate patients (and physicians) and provide a common ground for the physician and patient to share life experiences.