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Appointments and schedules, general
Patients do better and cost less when they have ready access to primary care, but could your practice be thinking about access all wrong?
This practice-based research project highlights key sources of inefficiency in primary care and real-world suggestions for how to improve.
If we fail at access, we fail at the most fundamental piece of the relationship.
It is possible to do the important work of precepting students and still get home in time for dinner.
Finding time for more patient visits may be easier and more lucrative than you think.
Does one size fit all? What do you do if your patient panel is too big – or too small? The experts answer these questions and more.
How many patients should you have, and how many do you have? Two simple questions, right?
There are limits to the number of patients you can effectively care for. Here's how to determine that number, improve patient access and better manage your workload.
Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.
The author describes how his practice addressed the problem of patients who frequently missed appointments by implementing an alternative form of scheduling for such patients.