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Drug therapy

Oct 2002 Issue
Rethinking Refills [Improving Patient Care]

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.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Prescription Writing to Maximize Patient Safety [Feature]

These tips can help you avoid two important causes of prescription error.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Reducing Risks for Patients Receiving Warfarin [Feature]

These practices built safety into their systems for managing oral anticoagulation therapy.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
When Medical Errors Hit Home [Balancing Act]

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.


Apr 2002 Issue
Five Tips for Less Costly Flu Vaccination [Getting Paid]

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.


Feb 2002 Issue
Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care [Feature]

Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.


Nov-Dec 2001 Issue
A Tool for Safely Treating Chronic Pain [Improving Patient Care]

The article explains how one family practice uses a "medication use agreement" to prevent medication misuse while helping patients who suffer from chronic pain.


Oct 2001 Issue
Recognizing and Preventing Medication Diversion [Feature]

Don’t let diversion of pain medication hamper your ability to treat chronic pain.


Jun 2001 Issue
Rx for Lost Prescriptions [Improving Patient Care]

The author presents a tool used in his practice to improve the documentation of patients' prescriptions, which makes for a more complete and useful medical record.


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