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Stress and change
This article describes how one medical group transformed itself from good to great through steps like creating organizational goals, measuring and reporting physician performance and training physicians.
The article discusses the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) movement and describes what progress has been made toward convincing insurers, employers, legislators, physicians and patients that PCMHs should be the cornerstone of the health care system.
The authors share what they've learned about change management during their work with the TransforMed demonstration project.
Is it time to call in hospice for the health care system?
The author explains in detail how to prepare yourself, your patients and your colleagues before departing for a leave of absence.
When a patient gets a “double whammy,” deliver the bad news the way you would like to hear it.
When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.
You don't need a phone booth for a changing room.
The mere fact that we talk about “access to care” is a sign of serious illness in the health care system.
The “medical home” seems to hold out great hope, but getting there may not be easy.