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HELPING HOSPITALS KEEP GOOD DOCTORS

My Recent Radio Interview on Physician Retention

The Healthcare Leadership Experience: Doug Farrago Physician Retention https://lnkd.in/dABu_sGr The Healthcare Leadership Experience is hosted by Lisa Miller for health leaders who want to think differently and learn how to improve their performance. In this episode, Lisa was joined by Douglas Farrago MD, to discuss his new book on physician retention and why it’s critical for hospitals. Topics include…
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How NOT to Retain a Doctor During National Physician’s Week

Here is a lesson on how NOT to retain your doctors. This week is National Physician’s Week but this really revolves around Doctor’s Day, which is a real thing. You may think this is a bogus holiday or occasion but it isn’t. For those who don’t know how it started, here goes: On March 30th,…
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Another Simple Way to Lose Doctors

There is a difference between physicians and nondoctors. Interestingly, everyone wants the doctor title but all this does is confuse patients. Yes, the cover image is real. No, Taylor Swift is not a real doctor. This is a conversation that occurred right here on LinkedIn. It was in regards to hospitals lumping nondoctors together with…
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Physician Profiling, Pay-for-Performance, and Doctor Burnout

I have been speaking out against P4P for over 10 years. What is P4P? It is pay-for-performance or what I call “Physician Profiling”. Here is an example from my blog in 2012 and again in 2015. So, why was it started and continued? Because the Ivory tower docs, who don’t actually practice medicine, thought it was a brilliant…
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Physicians’ Thoughts On How They Are Being Treated

Here’s a recent running list of thoughts/complaints/opinions by physicians as found on Twitter. All are kept anonymous for obvious reasons. Hospitals are obsessed with protocols and systemwide ‘standards’. Why? It allows them to extract physician knowledge, simplify it, and allow (cheaper) midlevels to take over. “At my hospital, we’re encouraged to take “mental days off”…
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Physician Retention: Satisfying Seniors

The logical result of successful physician retention is that physicians become senior physicians. Should ED employers provide special consideration for them? This is the question posed by Pamela P. Bensen, MD, after reading part one of this series. Dr. Bensen was the founder and principal of Emergency Medicine Associates, a group in Maine, from 1984…
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Estes Park Health CEO talks physician turnover

By ZACH CLEMENS | clemensz@eptrail.com | Estes Park Trail-GazetteFebruary 1, 2019 at 3:43 p.m. A lot of changes have occured in the last year at Estes Park Health (EPH), from a rebranding effort—formally Estes Park Medical Center—to a new patient record system , a hospitalist and surgicalist program, along with new physicians. These things can be viewed as positive…
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Burnout and Health Care Workforce Turnover

LINK Rachel Willard-Grace, MPH1⇑,  Margae Knox, MPH1,  Beatrice Huang, BA1,  Hali Hammer, MD2,  Coleen Kivlahan, MD, MSPH3 and  Kevin Grumbach, MD1 +Author Affiliations 1Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 2San Francisco Health Network, San Francisco, California 3University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California CORRESPONDING…
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The staggering costs of physician turnover

By David A. Frenz, MD –  August 2016 Today’s Hospitalist I’M THE PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVE for a multispecialty group of 250 providers that includes hospital medicine. Turnover occurs all the time, with people both coming and going. This week, for example, I attended a welcome lunch for four new providers. Last week, two people left. In hospital medicine, the…
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