ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
More and more health plans are paying physicians for quality. Here’s what you need to know about these programs, and how to get involved.
A few key measures can help you gauge whether your practice is headed in the right direction.
Jun 1999 Issue
Improve Quality by Understanding Your Care Process [Improving Patient Care]
The article argues that a good process yields good outcomes. It shows how practices can use patient input to map out the patient care process and find ways to improve.
This installment in an ongoing series of brief web-site reviews will describe a site that makes data about physician performance available to patients. The article will inform readers about what your patients can find out about you on the Web.
Jan 1999 Issue
Are Your Patients Getting the Preventive Services They Need? [Improving Patient Care]
The article discusses the importance of preventive services and offers NCQA benchmarks. It also shows the process one practice used to identify its rates for mammograms, childhood immunizations and influenza vaccinations.
Because of the nature of a doctor's work, self-evaluation can provide insights that performance evaluation generally doesn't offer.