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A good compensation model can motivate staff and improve your practice's performance.
This article describes the importance of setting goals, whether for patient self-management or for quality improvement projects within one's practice. The article also explains how to set goals that are meaningful, specific, achievable and measurable.
Protect yourself and your practice by creating an effective sexual harassment policy and by investigating incidents promptly.
Your clinical practice has planted the seeds of leadership skills, but they need intensive cultivation to flourish.
May 1999 Issue
Finding Diamonds in the Trenches With the Nominal Group Process [Improving Patient Care]
The article will explain nominal group process as a method for generating quality-improvement ideas and will show how one practice used the process to identify areas of improvement within the practice.
Here are quick ways to evaluate and refine your communication style to better suit your patients' needs.
Many patients derive their impression of your practice from telephone contacts. Here are tips for doing a better job.
This article will examine the attitudinal differences among people in the WWII generation, Baby Boomers, and Generation Xers and will suggest ways that physicians of the older generations can manage young staff members more effectively.
Oct 1998 Issue
Altruism in Practice Management: Caring for Your Staff [Staff Management]
This article argues that FPs should put their altruistic values into practice as they interact with staff and manage their practices, not just in treating patients.
Jul-Aug 1998 Issue
How to Manage Your Staff When You're Not the Manager [Staff Management]
This article describes what staff-supervision roles are appropriate for physicians and offers advice about how a doctor can coach and guide employees to do their jobs more effectively even if the doctor isn't the employees' official supervisor.