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Going Solo: One Doc, One Room, One Year Later - March 2002 - Family Practice Management

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:13am

Going Solo: One Doc, One Room, One Year Later - March 2002 - Family Practice Management: "Interaction between the patient and care team is deep and personal. The care team has 'memory' of the patient. Interaction is not the price we pay to submit a claim. It is the very essence of what we do. It is the vehicle for all that occurs in health care. Productivity-based compensation models and thin operating margins put severe pressure on time, thereby robbing patients and physicians of the meaningful interaction that is the core ingredient in good care. But an ideal practice has the time for patients to speak uninterrupted, for shared decision making, for sensitivity to cultural and community context, and for listening to patients' stories."

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