Peter G. Teichman, Anne E. Caffee
These tips can help you avoid two important causes of prescription error.
These practices built safety into their systems for managing oral anticoagulation therapy.
Lost or misfiled test results can delay needed care. Here’s how to prevent this common error in office-based practice.
Robert L. Edsall
The practice shown on our cover has enough problems that you might need a key to identify them. Especially since none of the major problems show in the picture.
Marc L. Rivo
Primum non nocere, “first do no harm,” is one of our profession’s guiding principles. First and foremost, we want to avoid mistakes. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, focused the spotlight on medical mistakes...
This simple spreadsheet can help you identify problems in your coding performance.
Kent J. Moore
ER procedures and admission | Billing for nursing home work | Removing a nuchal lipoma
AAFP establishes patient safety center | Two patient safety bills introduced in Congress | DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES: A THING OF THE PAST? | Reducing medication errors in seconds | New drugs are nothing new | Free compensation calculator
Gregg S. Meyer, Louise Arnheim
Helping patients become more informed and involved in their care could be your best strategy for reducing medical errors.
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Sanford J. Brown
If it walks like a duck … | Statements and stickers
David C. Kibbe, F. Michael Arnow, Alice G. Gosfield
When patients request their records | Reasonable bad debt | Including the correct diagnosis on a claim
Deborah S. McPherson
Her father’s illness brought this FP face-to-face with the potential price of medical mistakes.
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