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The author explains how simple technologies, such as a handheld pager system, can improve communication among physicians and staff members within the office.
Being courteous to patients and staff can increase satisfaction with the practice, make the work environment more pleasant and decrease stress levels, and it doesn't cost a thing.
The author provides a comprehensive list and a summary of listservs available to family physicians as well as tips on listserv etiquette.
Sep 2001 Issue
Involving Patients in Medical Decisions: What Happens in Real-World Practice? [Improving Patient Care]
The article, which continues our series on take-away lessons from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, shows how FPs can help patients take a more active role in making decisions about their medical care and why this is beneficial.
You can hate your boss, kiss up to your boss or learn to manage your boss. Only one of these options is worth it for everyone in the long run.
The article describes the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in health care and explains how practices can improve their cultural competency.
This is the third article in the eHealth series, and it will cover the advantages of using Web-based personal health records.
The author provides a reading list of books for physicians to recommend to patients and describes how reading can educate patients (and physicians) and provide a common ground for the physician and patient to share life experiences.
This article provides tips for running efficient, effective meetings that show your busy colleagues that you value their time. It also includes a checklist of meeting do's and don'ts.
Mar 2000 Issue
Is the Doctor-Patient Relationship Finally Growing Up? [Editor's Page]
Takes off from cover story to speculate about the maturation of the physician-patient relationship into one where both physician and patient are ready to treat the other as an adult.