ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Patient compliance

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
Five Communication Strategies to Promote Self-Management of Chronic Illness [Feature]

How you communicate with your patients can enhance – or inhibit – their ability to manage their chronic illnesses.


May-Jun 2009 Issue
The Problem With Diet and Exercise Plans [Opinion]

Patients don't need more knowledge; they need a number to shoot for.


Jan 2008 Issue
Preventive Medicine: Giving Patients the Hard Sell [Feature]

Your patients will be better off if you take a more active approach and consistently advocate for prevention.


Oct 2007 Issue
Moving Beyond "Noncompliance" [The Last Word]

When we focus on our own agenda rather than our patient's, we too can become noncompliant.


Apr 2006 Issue
Can Your Patients Afford the Medications You Prescribe? [Feature]

Patient adherence may depend on the answer to this question, so it must be asked.


Jan 2006 Issue
The Firing Squad [The Last Word]

Breaking up is hard to do, even with difficult patients.


Sep 2005 Issue
Terminating a Patient: Is It Time to Part Ways? [Feature]

A standardized approach will help you determine whether your relationship is broken and what to do about it.


Jun 2005 Issue
Five Tips for Generating Patient Satisfaction and Compliance [Feature]

These lessons from the business world can work in your practice, too.


May 2005 Issue
Beyond Charting: Using Your EHR's Data to Improve Quality [Computers]

Author describes how his residency program uses Crystal Reports to produce reports from their EMR system -- reports that have been useful in QI programs that have improved A1c, LDL and other outcome parameters.


Feb 2005 Issue
Managing the Habitual No-Show Patient [Improving Patient Care]

The author describes how his practice addressed the problem of patients who frequently missed appointments by implementing an alternative form of scheduling for such patients.


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