ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Safety

Mar 2007 Issue
Avoiding Counterfeit Drugs [Patient Education]


Mar 2007 Issue
Helping Your Patients Avoid Counterfeit Medications [Feature]

Four simple steps will help safeguard patients from this growing threat to their pocketbooks and their health.


Feb 2007 Issue
Simple Strategies to Avoid Medication Errors [Feature]

Safe medication use is achievable and affordable if you follow these recommendations.


Oct 2006 Issue
How to Improve the Quality of Waived Tests [Feature]

You’ll make better medical decisions if you make sure you’re getting reliable results from your in-office lab.


Oct 2005 Issue
Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice [Feature]

These seven principles can help ensure that your patients receive the right care at the right time every time.


Jan 2005 Issue
Preparing Your Office for a Medical Emergency [Feature]

It needn't be expensive or time-consuming to prepare your office to respond.


Mar 2003 Issue
Maintaining a Medication List in the Chart [Improving Patient Care]

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.


Oct 2002 Issue
Good Medicine: E-Prescribing [Computers]

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.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors [Patient Education]


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
What's Wrong With This Practice? [Editor's Page]

Argues that most practices are shot through with errors that can be prevented -- or at least be prevented from having adverse consequences -- by systematization.


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