Physicians Interrupting Patients

According to a new study, physicians only spend 11 seconds on average listening to patients before interrupting them. Also, only one in three physicians provides their patients with an adequate opportunity to describe their situation. Those…

Physician Burnout Responsible for Medical Errors

A recent study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings indicates that physician burnout is at least equally responsible for medical errors as unsafe medical workplace conditions, if not more so. The study was led by researchers at the…

Values Congruence and Physician Burnout

Substantial research exists that suggests when employees hold values that match the values of their employer, those employers are satisfied with their jobs, identify with the organization, and see to maintain the employment relationship. For…
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13 Principles to Reduce Medical Errors in Hospitals

While the airline industry celebrates no loss of life in the past year due to accidents, the medical profession continues to wrestle with medical errors. For example, analyzing the medical death rate data during an eight-year period, by Johns…
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Hospitalists in Rural Hospitals

The hospitalist movement has typically been associated with urban hospitals, which have used these physicians to support community doctors, assume care for unassigned patients, and improve patient flow and quality of care. But what about…