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Future of Family Medicine Project
Introduces Jennifer's article on the FFM research data
As part of the Future of Family Medicine project, the specialty put itself under a glaring spotlight to see where it currently stands.
Do you find your scope of practice yielding to outside pressure? Such pressures can squeeze out deliveries, inpatient care, surgical assisting, nursing home care, house calls – anything that increases your liability exposure or interrupts the rapid flow of patients from waiting room to exam room to check-out desk.
Argues that managed care and integration hit family practice like a huge wave, leaving the specialty wallowing and damaged in a trough between waves and that the circumstance is promoting lots of experimentation.