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Reviving the physician’s administrative function

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Right. I almost forgot. The medical staff do have “dual” functions. The medical staff has a dual and overlapping management system- the administrative which involves the activities of a medico-administrative character, and professional, which concerns of the clinical aspects of its functions. The physician is typically absorbed with the clinical aspects of his profession and…

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Balancing Act: Community and tertiary care orthopedic practice

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Barely five years into a private medical-surgical practice, some people got interested how I’m “doing” with my “kind” of orthopedic practice.  Orthopedic practice refers to an orthopedic surgeon’s working environment, the plethora of patients or cases he handles, the time, effort and money he or she invests on it as well the returns (monetary or…

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A Perspective on Non-Compliant Patients and the Contractual Doctor-Patient Relationship

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I have long been an advocate of a no refusal, admit all patients policy for physicians . Any physician is bound by his Hippocratic oath and the law to treat any patient (within the bounds of his skill and expertise) whatever the circumstances of that patient will be. The physician also has the social responsibility…

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EBM Tools : Ten Ways of Improving Journal Clubs

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Our department has been conducting evidenced based journal clubs for its orthopedic staff since last year. We implemented a relatively standard, EBM style “format” of presentation that encourages thorough, analytical and critical thinking among our residents. This was also to prepare these residents for a better, EBM acceptable researches in the future. Indeed during the…

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