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With all the useful information available on Physicians Practice, it is easy to become overwhelmed.
With this in mind, the tip of the week is a chance to reflect on some of the wisdom found all across the site. In the July 2021 article on Tips to Improve Physician Productivity, Carol Stryker writes the following:
Some small changes at your practice can improve physician productivity, thus improving the environment for everyone. While a practice can increase its capacity for patient care by adding a physician, the sole way for an individual physician to increase productive capacity is the more effective use of her time. Here are six ideas for increasing physician capacity.
1). Refuse to do tasks that do not require a physician, except in emergencies or special situations.
2). Train staff well and hold them accountable to specific standards of performance.
3). Limit the number of physician interruptions by batching questions and documents for review and signature.