Alberta doctors vote on province-wide medical staff bylaws
- Personal View. Rawlings, E.E. // British Medical Journal;4/12/1975, Vol. 2 Issue 5962, p84
Relates a personal view on the practice of physicians. Relationship between patients and physicians; Impact of the achievements of physicians on their professions; Evaluation of issues on the complaints of patients concerning hospital administration.
- Good doctors safer patients. Campbell, John // New Zealand Doctor;11/1/2006, p10
This article comments on the findings of the report "Good Doctors, Safer Patients," which reviews the regulation of the medical profession in Great Britain. The author describes proposals to strengthen the system to assure and improve the performance of doctors and to protect the safety of patients.
- Joint Commission, pharmacists discuss successful reconciliation practices. // Drug Formulary Review;Jul2008, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p49
The article focuses on the medication reconciliation (MC) plan made by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) of Oakbrook Terrace in Illinois. The MC is one of JCAHO's priorities in 2008, partly because this is a difficult process for hospitals. It is...
- Parents vs. doctors. CRANDELL, COURTNEY // World (0888157X);4/4/2015, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p48
The article looks at the conflict of the interests and opinions between parents and doctors in the treatment of children with severe genetic disabilities, and the role of futility policies common among hospitals across the U.S. during the situation. It highlights the experience of couple Rex and...
- Patients' Needs for Contact With Their GP at the Time of Hospital Admission and Other Life Events: A Quantitative and Qualitative Exploration. Schers, Henk; van de Ven, Caroline; van den Hoogen, Henk; Grol, Richard; vanden Bosch, Wil // Annals of Family Medicine;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p462
Explores patient's anticipated needs for contact with their general practitioner at the time of hospital admissions and other life events in the Netherlands. Implications for policy-making toward initiating patient contact; Practice of family physicians; Importance of physicians' dedication to...
- New guidance on GP practice boundaries. // Pulse;1/12/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p12
Reports on the British policy which requires medical practices with open lists to write to patients if they refuse to take them on, giving reasons for their decision.
- What Should HCR Publish? G. E. K. // Hastings Center Report;Nov2007, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p2
The author comments on the shift in editorial content amidst the widespread availability of medical information that is changing the doctor-patient encounter. Seeing how content has shifted from year to year he hopes to publish articles in 2007 that would generate some spark of insight. He wants...
- Consensus clinical practice guidelines. Easterling Jr., William E. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (Supplement);Feb1994, Vol. 87 Issue 22, p19
The article focuses on the importance of consensus clinical guidelines to promote positive physician-patient relations in the U.S. Clinical guidelines serve as extension of quality assurance and medical audit initiatives that would avoid liability. Physicians tend to view clinical guidelines as...
- Why Some Health Policies Don't Make Sense at the Bedside. Asch, David A.; Hershey, John C. // Annals of Internal Medicine;6/1/95, Vol. 122 Issue 11, p846
Examines limitations in applying health policies developed from decision analyses to individual encounters with patients. Managing risk in financial settings; Managing risk in health care settings; Financial risk and health risk; Achieving diversification; Guidelines for clinicians and policy...