WHY BUILD A TEAM? - 4 GOOD REASONS

  1. Improved patient compliance with medications and lifestyle changes
  2. More time for you…
    1. to focus on patient needs because staff is performing functions you might have been doing, or
    2. to see more patients at the same time, or
    3. to have more time with family
  3. More fulfilled staff members
  4. More satisfied patients

In “Building Teams in Primary Care: Lessons Learned” [link] the California HealthCare Foundation notes that 42% of primary care physicians report not having adequate time with patients and most patients feel that they were not truly involved in decisions affecting them.

HOW DO YOU BUILD A TEAM? - 3 WAYS

  1. Use your clinical staff more effectively and efficiently
  2. Use your front office personnel more effectively and efficiently
  3. Involve your patients with chronic diseases in a care plan with you and your staff

 

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