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Improving Quality of Care with Quality Time in the Clinics

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Two weeks ago, a patient walked into a clinic and asked if he can be accommodated for a consultation. It was for a non emergent complaint but the patient lives in a far flung community that a “reschedule” would be costly for him.  There was already a line up of patients scheduled for consults and follow up that afternoon.…

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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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