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Immunizations can help prevent disease breakouts but require being mindful of patient concerns and misconceptions.
If your practice doesn't have a written preparedness plan, now is the time to develop one.
When this community took a more organized approach to providing vaccinations rather than simply reacting to public demand, everyone benefited.
When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.
Optimal outcomes will depend on close collaboration between family physicians and public health officials. Is your practice ready?
Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.
Here’s how to determine which patients and employees in your practice should receive the influenza vaccine if a pandemic occurs.
Jan 2006 Issue
Influenza Pandemic: Preparing for the Unpredictable [From the Editor]
How much should you prepare for a crisis that may not happen?
A physician shares the lessons he learned after unknowingly exposing patients and staff to whooping cough.
The article describes an encounter form that can improve documentation of visits for patients with cold symptoms and reduce the amount of time spent documenting, which sometimes can take longer than the visit itself.