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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.
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 author answers physicians' questions related to determining the appropriate patient panel size, managing workload and transitioning to the ideal panel size.
If you're prone to overcommitment, you may be at risk for A-fib.
The author describes why family physicians should stop pretending that being busy is a good thing.
The author, a time-management expert, describes seven roadblocks on the path to setting priorities and offers tips on how to overcome them.
"Margin" is the space that exists between oneself and one's limits. The author, a physician, describes how focusing on margin in several key areas (emotional energy, physical energy and time) can revitalize physicians who feel overloaded by the demands of their profession.
The author, a time-management expert, advocates giving up traditional time-management techniques like multi-tasking and instead focus on learning how to control one's attention in order to remain productive in today's world of competing priorities.
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.
The author, a time-management expert, describes how to use the updating technique to better manage multiple projects and enhance communication with colleagues.