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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.
Managed care has pushed physicians into new practice arrangements, but none is positioned for success like the physician-owned group.
By joining forces with unions, some family physicians are hoping to overcome the unrealistic demands of managed care.
Where managed care may seem designed to thwart patients, demand management seeks to engage them.
The CQI emphasis on reducing or eliminating variation is wrongheaded in a field as full of individual needs as medicine.