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Should medical residents’ work hours be increased?
Should medical residents’ work hours be increased?This month, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will decide whether interns should be allowed the same 28-hour shifts senior residents work instead of the current, 16-hour shift maximum.
Top tips for physicians to deal with uncertainty
Top tips for physicians to deal with uncertaintyPhysicians have always had to be keenly aware of changes in healthcare, from new innovations to updated approaches to patient care. But these days, palliative care internist Amy Davis, DO, is also keeping one eye on healthcare policy developments emanating from Washington, D.C.
Dipping a toe into the world that is CPC+
Dipping a toe into the world that is CPC+Comprehensive primary care plus (CPC+) is a program with goals to provide better patient care and decrease the cost of healthcare. There are five comprehensive primary care functions that CPC+ focuses on to meet this end.
Too many drugs: solutions to polypharmacy problemsPhysicians discuss managing prescriptions for patients with chronic, comorbid conditions
Here is the key to maintain a thriving practice
Here is the key to maintain a thriving practiceHealthcare is unique in the limits physicians have to predict practice revenue from a variety of payer models.
How to combat TV drug ads the right way
How to combat TV drug ads the right wayPhysicians often find that advertisements for prescription drugs generate inappropriate demand among patients and lead to time-consuming conversations that might otherwise not be needed.
The problem of martyrdom in medicine
The problem of martyrdom in medicineDoctors, like everyone else, are human. It’s time that we not only acknowledge that to ourselves, but to the world.
You had better be savvy with your coding
You had better be savvy with your codingWith the change in payment focusing on quality medicine instead of the old-fashioned fee for service, providers better be savvy with their coding or they will lose out on the money needed to run their practices.
Strategies for making PCP practices more efficient
Strategies for making PCP practices more efficientYour primary care practice team may not be as efficient as it could be, particularly for patients with complex, chronic health needs.
Borrowing from the theater to aid your practice's patient relationsI’ve never acted but I enjoy the theater, and so in order to make each second with my obstetrics patients count, I’ve come to think of them as patrons at a show watching a short play.