August 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 8
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Table of Contents
How 10 high achievers do it
Clinics share their quality-improvement strategies
BY HOWARD BELL
Data in a new light
How one clinic has gone beyond quality reporting.
BY CARMEN PEOTA
The doctor of common sense
Infectious disease expert Phillip Peterson has written a book to help physicians and patients make medical decisions.
BY JEANNE METTNER
Choosing (your words) wisely
Guthrie actors help physicians navigate difficult conversations with patients.
BY KIM KISER
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
The Patient Experience: Mining the Data to Improve Your Score
BY BARBARA DAIKER, PH.D., R.N.
Teaching Patients to Protect Themselves during Care Transitions: A Patient Safety Campaign
BY MARIE DOTSETH
Pediatric Emergency Care in Minnesota: It’s Time to Bring Up Our Grade
PAULA FINK KOCKEN, M.D.
Comparative Effectiveness Research in Clinical Practice
BY WILLIAM F. LAWRENCE, M.D., M.S., STEPHANIE CHANG, M.D., M.P.H., ROBERT L. KANE, M.D., AND TIMOTHY J. WILT, M.D., M.P.H.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
Speaking of safety, adverse event reporting, why doctors are measured to the max
The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
New legislative studies and committees; a roundup of health care-related laws, President Cindy Firkins Smith on the art of medicine.
My final electronic signature
A POEM BY SAPNA SADARANGANI, M.B.B.S.