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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.
Accuses the reader of wasting far more in his or her practice than meets the eye and challenges him/her to read Lean Thinking and FPM articles about redesign.
The author explains how simple technologies, such as a handheld pager system, can improve communication among physicians and staff members within the office.
These tried-and-true techniques will increase revenue, reduce expenses and improve satisfaction with your practice.
In recent years, short or delayed supplies of flu vaccine have driven up costs, and reimbursement has not kept pace. The author offers suggestions for trying to turn the situation around for the 2002-2003 flu season.
This article explains how visit-specific encounter forms can help physicians improve their documentation and their care. The author shares the routine gynecological encounter form used in his practice.
By formalizing your referral relationships, you can make life easier for you and your patients.
These scheduling tips can help you smooth out the peaks and valleys in your patient flow and increase your bottom line.
Learning how to use your Web browser can increase your efficiency and improve your Internet skills.
The authors offer practical tips for increasing staff efficiency and boosting morale -- even in times of great turmoil and change -- and show how these efforts can improve the quality of patient care.