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Survey Takes Hard Look at Physician-Patient Conversations

Responses Reveal Communication Gaps; Social Determinants Rarely Discussed

11/07/2018 — A new Harris Poll survey indicates that considerable gaps exist in communication between patients and primary care physicians, with physicians tending to focus more on physical well-being and treatments than on other factors important to patients, such as mental health, diet and sleep.

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11/01/2018 — A study published in the October issue of Family Medicine reports on job satisfaction and burnout among family medicine residency coordinators in the United States.

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10/30/2018 — A policy brief published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found that nearly 9 percent of new family physicians in active practice were practicing as hospitalists.

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Get Need-to-Know Facts on Ordering Durable Medical Equipment

Medicare Administrative Contractors Offer New Resources

10/22/2018 — Turn to new resources from Medicare administrative contractors for tips on prescribing and ordering durable medical equipment.

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