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The manager of a busy medical practice used to spend lots of time listening to patients complain about being left on hold when calling for an appointment or waiting several days to be seen for a minor ailment.
You may have heard about the Vermont doctor who was fed up with way medicine is practiced today and opened an office she calls "Simply Medicine.'' The sole practitioner doesn't accept insurance. Her fee is listed on a board in the waiting room: $2 a minute for labor, plus the cost of supplies.
Nursing homes are potentially one of the most dangerous workplaces in the country. Nursing assistants in long-term care facilities have the highest incidence of assaults of all American workers, with one study showing that 27 percent of all workplace violence occurs in nursing homes.
Internal fraud can be devastating for a medical practice and it can be easier than you might think to steal in some offices. Fraud may have been prevented in some cases if the following steps had been implemented:
The cost of medical malpractice continues to rise, according to the Aon/American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Hospital and Physician Professional Liability 2013 Benchmark Analysis. This annual study helps health care providers better understand trends related to medical malpractice risks.
Improved contact between physicians and their patients -- known as "etiquette-based communications" -- would improve the "inpatient experience" and could help a patient recover more quickly, a randomized trial found.