ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Clinical process improvement
Gives the reader a "to-do" list of jobs to complete in getting ready for practice in the 21st century
Tomorrow's family physicians need new knowledge and skills to help them be old-fashioned family doctors.
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 a practice can identify its patients who have diabetes and organize that information into a registry.
At 2 a.m., would you know the correct dose of acetylcysteine for an acetaminophen overdose?
This article describes the importance of setting goals, whether for patient self-management or for quality improvement projects within one's practice. The article also explains how to set goals that are meaningful, specific, achievable and measurable.
Tag along as we follow a network of physicians on the first leg of a 13-month journey to redesign their diabetes care one step at a time.
‘Good enough’ is no longer good enough. For today's family practice, it's improve it or lose it.
Jun 1999 Issue
Improve Quality by Understanding Your Care Process [Improving Patient Care]
The article argues that a good process yields good outcomes. It shows how practices can use patient input to map out the patient care process and find ways to improve.
In QI, enacting a positive change within your practice isn't the end. You must continue moving forward.
To realize change, rely on the knowledge and experience of a team such as the authors', which improved the care of patients with diabetes.