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  • physician empathy

Physicians’ Empathy and Clinical Outcomes for Diabetic Patients

Physicians’ Empathy and Clinical Outcomes for Diabetic Patients. Academic Medicine: March 2011 – Volume 86 – Issue 3 – pp 359-364. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182086fe1. Authors: Hojat, Mohammadreza PhD; Louis, Daniel Z. MS; Markham, Fred W. MD; Wender, Richard MD; Rabinowitz, Carol;... Read More
  • Connecting HCAHPS, employee satisfaction, patient satisfaction, and physycians

Four Essential Components of a 360-Degree Training & Feedback System for Physicians

While healthcare organizations can learn from the 360-degree feedback systems successfully used by businesses, it is not advisable to use their surveys and protocol, but rather to select one that is designed for healthcare and hospitals. The following are four... Read More
  • physician emotional intelligence 360 feedback

Good to Great: Using 360-Degree Feedback to Improve Physician Emotional Intelligence

Good to Great: Using 360-Degree Feedback to Improve Physician Emotional Intelligence. Published in the Journal of Healthcare Management; Sep/Oct 2014, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p354. Authors: Hammerly, Milton E.; Harmon, Larry; Schwaitzberg, Steven D. From the abstract: “The article presents a... Read More
  • Physician stress and burnout

Managing Stress in the Orthopaedic Family: Avoiding Burnout, Achieving Resilience

Managing Stress in the Orthopaedic Family: Avoiding Burnout, Achieving Resilience. Published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011;93:40.  doi:10.2106/JBJS.J.01252). Authors: M. Catherine Sargent, Wayne Sotile, Mary O. Sotile, Harry Rubash, Peter S. Vezeridis, Larry Harmon,... Read More
  • Physician 360 feedback and patient satisfaction

Do 360-degree Feedback Survey Results Relate to Patient Satisfaction Measures?

From the abstract: “There is evidence that feedback from 360- degree surveys—combined with coaching—can improve physician team performance and quality of patient care. The Physicians Universal Leadership-Teamwork Skills Education (PULSE) 360 is one such survey tool that is used to... Read More

Physicians & Pay-for-Professionalism

While healthcare has readily adopted Pay-for-Performance relating to technical skills, perhaps the time has come to embrace Pay-for-Professionalism for physicians. Should we admit that these non-technical skills matter enough for a new approach? If physician productivity is important enough to be incentivized,... Read More

Physician specialties with the most—and the least—burnout

From the 2013 Medscape survey on physician burnout, here is a sampling of the highest and lowest physician burnout rates by specialty:   Highest rate of physician burnout: Emergency medicine (51%) Critical care (50%) Family medicine (43%)   Lowest rate... Read More