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MANUSCRIPT: Tumor Boards (Team Huddles) Aren’t Enough to Reach the Goal

Incremental changes in the tumor board infrastructure may increase the value of these team meetings and extend their potential benefits to low-volume physicians. The application of technology to create the “virtual” or telemedicine tumor board should be explored. Synchronous audio and video presentations that link physicians in remote areas with disease-specific expert clinicians, as well as

MANUSCRIPT: Mobile technology supporting trainee doctors’ workplace learning and patient care: an evaluation

Conclusion: A variety of information sources are used regularly in the workplace. Colleagues are used daily but seniors are not always available. During transitions, constant access to the electronic library was valued. It helped prepare trainee doctors for discussions with their seniors, assisting the interchange between explicit and tacit knowledge. By supporting accurate prescribing

MANUSCRIPT: Workplace learning

Abstract This critical review found Dutch research to be strong at the undergraduate and residency levels and more or less absent in continuing medical education. It  confirms the importance of coaching medical students, giving constructive feedback, and ensuring practice environments are conducive to learning though it has proved hard to improve them. Residents learn primarily

MANUSCRIPT: Academic self-efficacy: from educational theory to instructional practice

Abstract Self-efficacy is a personal belief in one’s capability to organize and execute courses of action required to attain designated types of performances. Often described as task-specific self-confidence, self-efficacy has been a key component in theories of motivation and learning in varied contexts. Furthermore, over the last 34 years, educational researchers from diverse fields of

MANUSCRIPT: Motivation in medical students: a PhD thesis report

Abstract The aims of this thesis were to gather insights and investigate the factors influencing, outcomes and applications of medical students’ motivation. This thesis consists of three literature reviews, four research papers and two application papers. Two research studies investigated the relationships of student motivation with study s rategy, effort and academic performance through structural

MANUSCRIPT: Word of Mouth and Physician Referrals Still Drive Health Care Provider Choice

Sponsors of health care price and quality transparency initiatives often identify all consumers as their target audiences, but the true audiences for these programs are much more limited. In 2007, only 11 percent of American adults looked for a new primary care physician, 28 percent needed a new specialist physician

MANUSCRIPT: Care Patterns in Medicare and Their Implications for Pay for Performance

Conclusions In fee-for-service Medicare, the dispersion of patients’ care among multiple physicians will limit the effectiveness of pay-for-performance initiatives that rely on a single retrospective method of assigning responsibility for patient care.

MANUSCRIPT: Dropping the Baton: Specialty Referrals in the United States – MEHROTRA – 2011 – Milbank Quarterly – Wiley Online Library

Findings: PCPs vary in their threshold for referring a patient, which results in both the underuse and the overuse of specialists. Many referrals do not include a transfer of information, either to or from the specialist; and when they do, it often contains insufficient data for medical decision making. Care across the primary-specialty interface

MANUSCRIPT: Primary Care Physician Specialty Referral Decision Making: Patient, Physician, and Health Care System Determinants

Conclusions. PCPs’ referral decisions are influenced by a complex mix of patient, physician, and health care system structural characteristics. Factors associated with more discretionary referrals may lower PCPs’ thresholds for referring problems that could have been managed in their entirety within primary care settings. html

MANUSCRIPT: Reviewing social media use by clinicians

ABSTRACT Adoption studies of social media use by clinicians were systematically reviewed, up to July 26th, 2011, to determine the extent of adoption and highlight trends in institutional responses. This search led to 370 articles, of which 50 were selected for review, including 15 adoption surveys.