Physician practices with a higher non-physician provider (NPP) to physician ratio are more financially successful than those with fewer NPPs. Specialty doesn’t seem to matter, according to the 2017 MGMA DataDive Cost and Revenue Survey.
Helping patients lose weight might require a change in world view – by physicians, according to research from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Similar to the transition that occurred with mental illness, study authors are seeking to alter physician thinking so that they consider obesity a treatable condition and not just individual responsibility.
Both office-based and hospital-based physicians have complaints about electronic health records (EHR) and how use of the technology changes their relationship to patients. However, precisely what bothers them most differs a bit.