ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
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.
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.
Family physicians from across the country have strongly held and differing views on the clash of practice styles. Is there a solution?
Are economic forces and time constraints threatening what's valuable in family practice?
A family physician presents practical tips that can help physicians and their staff members be more efficient in their patient-care activities.