See ME Differently

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 the continuing medical education landscape and how the SMA is embracing the...

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

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 endocrinologist. Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted searching...

Interprofessional Precision Care: Coming Together to Improve Outcomes

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 population-based, pay-for-performance. The paradigm is to improve the health of...

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

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 hospital patients. We used the standardized Institute for Healthcare...

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

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 had grave concerns before the crash that often were disregarded, if they were...