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Physians often have less than 15 minutes to spend with each patient. The author shares advice on how to make the most of short patient visits, such as not rushing through a physical exam, asking questions and maintaining eye contact.
The old reasons for holding off may have lost their validity.
Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
Sticking the Landing: How to Create a Clean End to a Medical Visit [Improving Patient Care]
Seven skills will help you end the medical visit with greater satisfaction for both you and your patient.
The first step is simply to take a closer look at your appointment book.
Frustrated with the status quo? Here’s how to take your practice from so-so to stellar.
Learn how to plug the leaks that deplete your practice’s income.
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 explores how simple interventions can save physicians time. For example, the author has improved the efficiency of her practice's lab reporting process by using standard stamped messages in place of writing those messages by hand.
The article presents tips for making more efficient use of nurses in office-based practice.
Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
'Oh, by the Way ...': Agenda Setting in Office Visits [Improving Patient Care]
The article will explain how physicians can deal with patients who present with lists of complaints and how managing these lists effectively can improve patient care.