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Morale rises, but more physicians feel overextended

October 23, 2014

An increasing number of physicians reported they are overextended or at full capacity, according to results of a national survey conducted this year of more than 20,000 physicians.

Compared with 75% in 2012, 81% of physicians surveyed said they felt overextended or at full capacity, and only 19% said they have time to see more patients in the poll conducted for The Physicians Foundation by Merritt Hawkins.

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In vivo confocal microscopy useful in noninvasive diagnosis of eyelid margin lesions

October 21, 2014
In vivo confocal microscopy can aid in the noninvasive diagnosis of eyelid margin tumors when used with a handheld, dermatology-specific microscope, researchers…
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Follow a checklist to help decide what to do with estate life insurance

October 20, 2014
Before recent changes in estate laws, it was common for attorneys, financial planners and insurance agents to recommend purchasing life insurance — commonly called…
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Open Payments search tool released

October 20, 2014
CMS announced it has added a simple search tool to its Open Payments website, which now includes more detailed information.Users can search the database in three ways…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
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Google Glass app improves safety of office, OR

October 4, 2014
LONDON – At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting here, Lucio Buratto, MD, and…
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Morale rises, but more physicians feel overextended

October 23, 2014
An increasing number of physicians reported they are overextended or at full capacity, according to results of a national survey conducted this year…
figure In the Journals

In vivo confocal microscopy useful in noninvasive diagnosis of eyelid margin lesions

October 21, 2014
In vivo confocal microscopy can aid in the noninvasive diagnosis of eyelid margin tumors when used with a handheld, dermatology-specific microscope…
Worth Building

Follow a checklist to help decide what to do with estate life insurance

October 20, 2014
Before recent changes in estate laws, it was common for attorneys, financial planners and insurance agents to recommend purchasing life insurance…
figure Health Care Updates

Open Payments search tool released

October 20, 2014
CMS announced it has added a simple search tool to its Open Payments website, which now includes more detailed information.Users can search the…
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Incoming AAO president invites members to embrace service

October 19, 2014
CHICAGO — Ophthalmologists have collectively faced various challenges for more than a century, Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD, incoming…
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‘Virtual ward’ post-discharge model did not reduce hospital readmissions

October 17, 2014
Using a post-discharge “virtual ward” model of care did not reduce readmission rates or death among high-risk patients discharged from…

Survey shows OD group members order most frames, contacts through alliances

October 16, 2014
Nearly 80% of buying group or independent practice alliance members surveyed by the Vision Council say they purchase frames and contact lenses…

Primary health care data points are optometry’s future

October 14, 2014
As health care reform evolves, problems, barriers and new challenges continue to arise. Although the Affordable Care Act was written and developed to…

Keynote speaker: Early, accurate diagnoses should be incentivized

October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — During his keynote remarks at U.S. News & World Report’s Hospital of Tomorrow Forum, Gregory Sorensen, MD

PCON adds 2 new blogs to Healio

October 10, 2014
In the past week, Primary Care Optometry News has welcomed two new bloggers to Healio: Gary L. Morgan, OD, and Agustin L. Gonzalez…
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