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Technology is Interfering With Your Doctor's Visit and Its Driving Physicians Crazy
In a recent Rand study, doctors said being able to provide high quality healthcare is the primary driver of their satisfaction. However, the study also found the number of factors contributing to dissatisfaction is becoming almost insurmountable.
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70% of Physicians Spend More Than One Day a Week on Paperwork
Successful patient engagement requires that physicians have adequate time and space to focus on care. However, 70% of physicians are spending more than one day a week on paperwork instead of patient care, according to the 2014 Practice Profitability Index (PPI). In addition to the overwhelming paperwork, nearly one-quarter of physicians (23%) spend more than 40% of their time on administration.
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Reflections of a Third-Year Resident
I turned from my computer to look Mr. W in the eye. His demeanor seemed more circumspect than argumentative. “Why not?” I asked. “I just disagree with you. I don’t think I need it.
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Does the Brain 'Remember' Antidepressants?
Individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) often undergo multiple courses of antidepressant treatment during their lives. This is because the disorder can recur despite treatment and because finding the right medication for a specific individual can take time.
 
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