While you're busy seeing patients andkeeping up with the latest medicaladvances, it can be easy to ignore theadministrative end of your practice. Soperhaps it's no wonder that many physicians findthemselves surprised when the quality of their practiceseems to suddenly nosedive.
The truth is, there are usually indicators that somethingmay be amiss, says Rebecca Anwar, PhD, of TheSage Group, a health care consulting firm. According toDr. Anwar, there are 8 questions doctors should askthemselves to ensure the health of their practiceâ€”notjust their patients. Here is a quick summary:
Adapted from "Signs that your practice is headed for trouble," by Dr.Rebecca Anwar and printed in Physician's News Digest, March 2003.For more information, contact Dr. Anwar at 215-247-9334 or visitwww.thesagegroup.net.