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If it isn't thoughtfully applied, the team model may have unintended consequences.
Many articles have offered advice on how to reinvigorate the joy of practice, with ideas such as "slow down," "use laughter," or "reduce overhead." But if we really want joy in practice, we need to address the absurdities in our health care system and advocate for systems and processes that make sense.
The author describes why family physicians should stop pretending that being busy is a good thing.
If you're prone to overcommitment, you may be at risk for A-fib.
The author answers physicians' questions related to determining the appropriate patient panel size, managing workload and transitioning to the ideal panel size.
Survey highlights from a 1950 issue of GP show how things have changed -- and in some ways how little they have changed -- for family physicians in the past 57 years.
The article explains how to calculate the ideal number of patients a physician should have on his or her panel in order to optimize patient access to care, continuity of care and quality of care.
The article suggests five tips for physicians to decrease the amount of administrative work they encounter on a daily basis.
The author, a time-management expert, describes how to use the updating technique to better manage multiple projects and enhance communication with colleagues.
The article walks physicians through the issues they must explore before starting or joining a new practice, from figuring out the number of hours they'd like to work per week to figuring out their scope of practice.