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ACP: Excessive administrative tasks adversely affect physicians, patients

March 29, 2017

It is time for physicians to put patients before paperwork by reducing administrative tasks that negatively impact patient care, according to a position paper by the ACP, published in Annals of Internal Medicine

There are growing number of administrative responsibilities that physicians are subject to, due to regulations, insurer requirements and other factors,” Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, MACP, president of ACP, said in a related press release. “These tasks are a diversion of physicians’ and their staff’s time and focus away from more clinically important activities, such as providing actual care to patients and improving quality.”

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Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, March 2017, Volume 48 Issue 3
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Scratching Beneath the Surface to Manage Ocular Surface Disease

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

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