ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Appointments and schedules, general
The author, a member of the faculty for the AAFP/NICHQ asthma collaborative, describes his practice's approach to planned asthma care and offers an approach that other practices can use.
The author describes how physicians and administrators can use data gleaned from an appointment schedule to improve office efficiency, identify opportunities for expansion and generate internal growth.
The article describes strategies that family practices have successfully used to move patients through their practice more efficiently, thereby improving patient satisfaction and practice productivity.
The author provides common-sense approaches for improving patient-scheduling problems (e.g., handling peak traffic during flu season) in a medical practice.
Time management advice for streamlining work load.
Consultants offer tips on dealing with patient-initiated calls, including advice about scheduling appointments and managing requests for prescription refills.
This article outlines a process small practices can use to identify demand problems, consider their level of financial risk, identify a demand-management solution, determine available resources to implement it, and determine if outside (commercially available) resources are necessary.
The author offers basic tips about scheduling office hours to better meet patients' needs.
The author offers several tips about how to schedule patient visits more efficiently so that patients know that you value their time as much as your own.