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Quality Health Care, Patient Safety, & Best Practices.

Addresses the development of health policy and the integrity of the healthcare delivery system. Emphasizes patient-oriented health care, evidence-based medical practice, the collective and individual safety of patients, and the best practices to achieve excellence in health care.

Volume: 109, December 2016

See ME Differently

Randy Glick, BSB/PM, MCP

Abstract: Editor’s Note: In November 2016 at the Southern Medical Association’s (SMA) Annual Scientific Assembly, Randy Glick, SMA’s Executive Director, introduced the organization’s vision to “See ME Differently.” The following perspective details some of the shifts in...
Volume: 109, November 2016

Effectiveness of Pharmacist and Physician Collaboration in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus With Severe Insulin Resistance Using U-500 Insulin

Rick Hess, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, Sara Brandon, BS, PharmD Candidate, Frank Johnson, MD

Abstract: Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacist–physician collaboration in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) with severe insulin resistance, using 500 U/mL concentrated regular insulin (U-500) in a primary care clinic that is not staffed by an...
Volume: 109, November 2016

Interprofessional Precision Care: Coming Together to Improve Outcomes

Fernando Mena-Carrasco, MSW, BSN, RN, Sophia Pemberton, MSN, CRNP, RN, Arjun Chanmugam, MD, MBA, Caitlin Dowd, PharmD, Jennifer Rice-Assenza, LCSW-C, Rosalyn W. Stewart, MD, MS, MBA

Abstract: With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111–148), historically inconspicuous components of healthcare systems have gained more salience as healthcare spending and reimbursement shifts from individual, fee-for-service to...
Volume: 109, October 2016

Frequency of Adverse Events Before, During, and After Hospital Admission

Lindsay D. Croft, MS, PhD, Michael E. Liquori, MD, James Ladd, MD, Hannah R. Day, MS, PhD, Lisa Pineles, MA, Elizabeth M. Lamos, MD, Preeti Mehrotra, MD, Eli N. Perencevich, MD, MS, Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH, Daniel J. Morgan, MD, MS

Abstract: Objectives: Adverse events (AEs) are unintended physical injuries resulting from or contributed to by medical or surgical care. We determined the frequency and type of AEs before, during, and after hospital admission. Methods: We conducted a cohort study of 296 adult...
Volume: 109, July 2016

Commentary on “House Staff Participation in Patient Safety Reporting: Identification of Predominant Barriers and Implementation of a Pilot Program”

Turi McNamee, MD

Abstract: In his book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell describes a dark period in the history of Korean Air, which had experienced more crashes than almost any other airline.1 After investigation it was found that in many of these crashes, the copilot/first officer...