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This patient's experience teaches lessons that at least one FP apparently hasn't learned.
A well-designed survey can help you improve your practice. The key? ‘Keep it simple,’ and act on what you learn.
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.
The jury's still out on how hospitalists affect patient care, but many family physicians are choosing to give up hospital service before the verdict comes in.
What keeps patients coming back to the same practice? The author's answer may surprise you.