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The article offers a systematic approach for the management of anticoagulation and adjustment of warfarin doses.
Congress passed the legislation. Now physicians must learn the details.
The article explains how a simple medication list can simplify charting and help physicians avoid medication errors; the author offers a sample medication list used in his practice.
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.