ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
It makes no sense for medical insurance companies to do chronic disease management. Their role is to manage money. Primary care physicians can do chronic disease management right and for the right reasons. We must be paid for implementing these programs and paid to sustain them.
The chronic care model offers a proactive, organized approach that can improve outcomes and satisfaction, but no paradigm shift comes easy.
Taking the long view in a short-sighted world takes courage and commitment.
Argues that, even given all the barriers, practice improvement effort can pay off in enough ways that it is worth the effort.
Find out how one practice has improved care and outcomes for its asthma patients and increased practice revenue at the same time.
Your family physician colleagues share their best ideas for energizing and strengthening the practice of medicine.
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.
Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.
Don’t let diversion of pain medication hamper your ability to treat chronic pain.
The article completes a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article offers lessons learned from the project and explores whether the principles of quality improvement were effective.