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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.
The article explains how one family practice uses a "medication use agreement" to prevent medication misuse while helping patients who suffer from chronic pain.
Don’t let diversion of pain medication hamper your ability to treat chronic pain.
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.
With drug costs likely to increase significantly in the next decade, it's more important than ever to know when to say ‘no’ to risk contracts.
A family physician presents practical tips that can help physicians and their staff members be more efficient in their patient-care activities.