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Safety

Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Four Principles for Better Test-Result Tracking [Feature]

Lost or misfiled test results can delay needed care. Here’s how to prevent this common error in office-based practice.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Prescription Writing to Maximize Patient Safety [Feature]

These tips can help you avoid two important causes of prescription error.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Reducing Risks for Patients Receiving Warfarin [Feature]

These practices built safety into their systems for managing oral anticoagulation therapy.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
When Medical Errors Hit Home [Balancing Act]

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.


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


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
The Power of Two: Improving Patient Safety Through Better Physician-Patient Communication [Improving Patient Care]

The article presents a patient handout, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, that explains to patients how they can help their doctors provide better care.


Nov-Dec 2001 Issue
Doing the Right Things: Eliminating Errors from Practice [Editor's Page]

Call for tips and articles for 2002 special issue on error reduction.


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