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August 2009, VOLUME 92, NO.8

 

 

   

 

Collaboration for Quality
Guest Editors: Vera DePalo, MD
Lynn McNicoll, MD, FRCPC

Complete issue
 

 

Commentaries

262

Non-motor Movement Disorders: Internal Tremor
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

263

No Man Is an Island
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

 


 

CONTRIBUTIONS

264

Introduction: Spotlight On Quality In Rhode Island
Vera DePalo, MD; Lynn McNicoll, MD, FRCPC

265

Improving Patient Safety With the Use of Surgical Checklists
Harry C. Sax, MD

268

The Role of Health Information Technology In Improving Quality and Safety In RI: Can New Money Solve Old Problems?
Laura L. Adams, MS, RN

270

A History of Quality: The Rhode Island Medical Society’s Commitment
Newell E. Ward, PhD

273

The Rhode Island ICU Collaborative: The First Statewide Collaborative Four Years Later
Lynn McNicoll, MD, FRCPC; Vera A. DePalo, M; Margaret Cornell, MS, RN; Jean Marie Rocha, MPH, RN; Laura L. Adams, MS

279

Performance Improvement In Internal Medicine Residency Education: Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Curriculum
Anna Ocasiones Troncales, MD; Susan Potter, RN, MA; Eleanor M. Summerhill, MD

 


 

COLUMNS

282

GERIATRICS FOR THE PRACTICING CLINICIAN
Fall Prevention Interventions In Acute Care Settings: The Rhode Island Experience
David Carroll, BSN, RN; Linda Pappola, BSN, RN; Lynn McNicoll, MD, FRCPC

285

PUBLIC HEALTH BRIEFING
Screening Colonoscopy In the Underserved Population
Amanda Pressman, MD; Joseph D. DiMase, MD, FACP, FACG

286

2009 Tar Wars Rhode Island Statewide Poster Contest

287

JUDICAL DIAGNOSIS
The FTC Red Flags Rule: Requirements of Healthcare Providers For Compliance
Linn Foster Freedman, JD

288

POINT OF VIEW
Doctors and Torture
Herbert Rakatansky, MD

289

PHYSICIAN’S LEXICON
The Couched Words of Psychoanalysis
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

290

August Heritage

 
 

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