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The role of retail clinics in population health

Looking ahead, retail health clinics and patient centered medical homes will work in concert to help with population health and chronic disease management, Peter Goldbach, M.D., chief medical officer of RediClinic and Health Dialog, said in an interview with HealthITAnalytics.

More docs take charge of their health and happiness, survey suggests

Physicians' demanding work often makes it difficult to practice the lifestyle and self-care that they recommend to patients. Respondents to a recent survey from Physicians Practice, however, rated their overall health, happiness and habits as well above average.

Patient trust, perception of teamwork drives practice loyalty

If you conduct regular patient surveys--as experts recommend--one of the most important metrics to watch is patients' likelihood of recommending your practice to others.

Outpatient surgery riskier for elders lacking social support

Older patients are significantly more likely than their younger counterparts to end up in the hospital following outpatient surgery, according to new research out of Northwestern University, but there are ways physicians can reduce this risk, reported U.S. News & World Report.

New program to test virtual reality in curbing antibiotic overuse

A new simulation program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio program, will allow physicians to participate in interactive role play to help reduce antibiotic overuse. 

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