ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Scope of practice
New research suggests that the care of children has become less central to family medicine than it used to be, and some family physicians want to reverse the trend.
The article describes an enrollment interview or family conference, which the author uses to introduce prospective patients to the practice and to lay the groundwork for a positive, long-term doctor-patient relationship.
When faced with a privileging conflict, don’t panic. Follow these tips for a well-fought battle.
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.
Stressed from within and without, family practice could flourish or fade in the coming years.
Is the scope of family practice narrowing? See how your colleagues answer this question.
A variety of forces, from hospitalists to burnout, may be chipping away at family physicians' scope of practice. Should you be concerned?
The author discusses a poster designed for his exam rooms that helps remind his patients about the scope of family practice.