At Physician Factor, we're passionate about supporting the knowledge transfer and shared expertise among physicians to drive improvements across healthcare, as well as career development. Here we spotlight news and trends of interest to physicians in our network.

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07Jun 2021

Doctors Should Do ‘Biopsychosocial’ Biopsies, Where They Learn Who Their Patients Are As People

The technique for the biopsychosocial biopsy capitalizes on a skill that all medical students are taught early on: to simply ask the patient to “tell me more about” their particular problem, and then to explore it systematically. The strategy for performing a biopsychosocial biopsy involves only a change of the inquiry’s subject. The doctor asks the patient to “tell me more about” four things.

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16May 2021

Shifts Away From Smaller And Private Practices Pick Up Speed

Most U.S. physicians providing patient care are working outside doctor-owned medical practices, according to data the AMA collected from 3,500 physicians in the 2020 Physician Practice Benchmark Survey conducted last fall.

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15May 2021

Workforce Survey: What Healthcare Professionals Want In Their Careers Post-Pandemic

CHG Healthcare recently conducted a healthcare career satisfaction survey of more than 1,200 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses to find out how COVID-19 has affected their career planning, job satisfaction, and mental health.

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15May 2021

Transitioning Between Physician Roles

For seasoned physicians who are looking to make a transition — whether it’s moving to another hospital or specialty, becoming an administrator, or moving beyond the hospital setting — what do they need to do? What is actually involved in making a big transition? And what special challenges do women physicians face?

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12May 2021

Docs On A Plane: Dealing With In-Flight Emergencies

As we emerge from our COVID isolation, air travel is beginning to boom again, and many doctors are concerned about what happens when there is an in-flight emergency.

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20Apr 2021

The Surprise Question May Help Facilitate Advance Care Planning for COPD

For a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Dr. Hutchinson, Tripp, and colleagues sought to assess how well the surprise question (SQ), a prognostic tool, predicts mortality and prompts ACP for patients admitted with an acute exacerbation of COPD.

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06Apr 2021

The Future Of Healthcare Is Coming Home: Three Major Trends To Leverage For Startups

An aging population, the prevalence of chronic diseases, growing physician acceptance of home care, medical advancements and a movement toward cost-efficient treatment options from public and private payers have all fostered industry revenue growth. Industry revenue, according to IBISWorld, has grown at an annualized rate of 2.2% to $96.9 billion over the past five years.

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31Jan 2021

Survey Report – Physician Views On Retirement

The average physician age is on the rise. According to the 2016 United States Census, 30 percent of physicians are 60 years of age or older — up from 26 percent in 2010 — and the average age of actively licensed physicians is 51. A recent study found most responding physicians are not particularly excited about leaving the profession, especially due to the social aspects of work.

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11Nov 2020

Doctors May Be Better Equipped To Handle Latest Virus Surge

The latest surge in U.S. coronavirus cases appears to be much larger than the two previous ones, and it is all but certain to get worse — a lot worse. But experts say there are also reasons to think the nation is better able to deal with the virus this time.

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06Nov 2020

Even Small Drop In Task Load Can Cut Odds Of Physician Burnout

A leading contributor to physician burnout is sometimes overwhelming load of the varied tasks they perform daily. For each 10% drop in task load, there are 33% lower odds of experiencing physician burnout, according to a national survey.

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