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Four simple steps will help safeguard patients from this growing threat to their pocketbooks and their health.
Safe medication use is achievable and affordable if you follow these recommendations.
You’ll make better medical decisions if you make sure you’re getting reliable results from your in-office lab.
These seven principles can help ensure that your patients receive the right care at the right time every time.
It needn't be expensive or time-consuming to prepare your office to respond.
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.
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.
Argues that most practices are shot through with errors that can be prevented -- or at least be prevented from having adverse consequences -- by systematization.
FPM's medical editor writes about research to identify sources of error in family practice.