ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
How you communicate with your patients can enhance – or inhibit – their ability to manage their chronic illnesses.
Patients don't need more knowledge; they need a number to shoot for.
Your patients will be better off if you take a more active approach and consistently advocate for prevention.
When we focus on our own agenda rather than our patient's, we too can become noncompliant.
Patient adherence may depend on the answer to this question, so it must be asked.
Breaking up is hard to do, even with difficult patients.
A standardized approach will help you determine whether your relationship is broken and what to do about it.
These lessons from the business world can work in your practice, too.
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.
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.