ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Clinical process improvement
Jul-Aug 2001 Issue
Responding to an Unfavorable Quality Assurance Audit [Improving Patient Care]
The author describes how his group used the "Plan-Do-Study-Act" cycle to improve their performance following a negative quality assurance audit.
FPM's medical editor writes about the value of self-assessment.
Here’s an easy way to gauge how well your practice is doing in everything from quality of care to quality of claims.
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.
The article continues a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article explains how practices can "pre-plan" visits by making sure lab tests and other necessary services are completed prior to the patient's check-up with the family physician.
A national initiative may forever change the way medical practices operate. Isn't it about time?
Argues that the IHI IDCOP project is needed, that today's office practice is hopelessly broken and in need of replacement.
A response to the article in this issue by Kilo and Endsley.
The best thing you can do for your patients with chronic diseases is to let them run with the ball.
Feb 2000 Issue
The Family Physician's Role in Reducing Medical Errors [Improving Patient Care]
The article will explain the kinds of medical errors that are common in medical practice and what physicians can do to improve patient safety.