Search results for "Patient Safety"
Patients with diabetes facing vision loss at ever-earlier ages
Just as diabetes is affecting younger populations, so are its consequences. Childhood obesity can translate into diabetic retinopathy in patients in their 20s, which requires a response from the primary care community.
1 Apr 2013
Should doctors worry about online ratings?
Consumers have free rein to anonymously post negative comments online about their physicians. Some are fighting back, while others learn how to turn potentially negative posting into a positive promotional tool for their practices.
1 Sep 2010
Candidates announced for Board of Governors Chair-elect Designee
Two candidates are seeking election as Chair-elect Designee of the Board of Governors.
1 Sep 2013
Aiding patients' decisions on PSA screening
Routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening of all men over a certain age began about 20 years ago, but the certainty about whether that was or is wise medical practice is long gone.
1 Jul 2011
Lack of coordination between health care systems associated with fatal opioid overdoses
Veterans who received opioid prescriptions from both inside and outside the Veterans Affairs health system had two to three times the risk for fatal overdose versus those who received prescriptions from only one source.
12 Mar 2019
Follow a few simple steps to ensure safety with vaccines
Needlesticks happen. Patients have the same or similar names. OSHA inspectors visit. Drugs are recalled. Now what?.
1 Mar 2008
A primer in safe vaccine management
Common sense, easy-to-implement practices can be easily worked into a practice to ensure safety for patients, employees and the vaccines themselves.
1 Jul 2010
Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives
ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 Jun 2021
International Forum focuses on social determinants of health
The discussion at Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 was organized around the nine policy positions highlighted in ACP's recent position paper, “Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Patient Care and Promote Health Equity.”
1 Jan 2019
ACP Highlights: What's new in other College publications
Senators Clinton's and Obama's split over mandating coverage distinguishes them from one another, but does that difference matter?.
1 Jun 2008