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Accessing affordable medications can be a hassle. Here's how you and your patients can make the most of the available resources.
Patient education piece designed to help indigent patients identify sources of free and discounted pharmaceuticals.
This article profiles one family practice's experience with electronic prescribing, describes the benefits and pitfalls of incorporating it into daily practice and addresses its usefulness as a tool for reducing prescription errors.
The article explains the use of a prescription medication protocol, which can empower a practice's staff to handle Rx refills more efficiently, resulitng in improved patient service, decreased Rx errors, and better use of physicians' time.
These tips can help you avoid two important causes of prescription error.
These practices built safety into their systems for managing oral anticoagulation therapy.
The author, a family physician, contributes her thoughts on patient safety and error reduction as a doctor and as the daughter of a sick parent who received suboptimal care.
In recent years, short or delayed supplies of flu vaccine have driven up costs, and reimbursement has not kept pace. The author offers suggestions for trying to turn the situation around for the 2002-2003 flu season.
Mar 2002 Issue
What Every Physician Should Know About Generic Drugs [Improving Patient Care]
The article explores the safety and cost-effectiveness of prescribing generic drugs over brand-name drugs.
Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.