I can’t help myself. Here is my favorite all-telling quote of the month which I heard at a recent meeting:
“If she doesn’t trust me enough, maybe we should fire her”
The AMA sent out a recent survey on physician job satisfaction. I was impressed and heartened by the questions it asked. Things like do you feel free to speak up? can you be the same person in all of your meetings? Being unable to name your fears, tell your truth, or comment on something wrong for fear of getting fired is detrimental to the whole organization and poisons the entire atmoshphere.
By: Rich Bottner, PA-C and Victoria Valencia, MPH You submit an issue to your Event Reporting System and never hear back. You discuss the need for institutional improvement with your colleagues around the water cooler, but few things seem to change. Sound familiar? Instead of passively waiting for quality improvement to happen in hospitals, organizations […]
On behalf of SHM’s Practice Analysis Committee, I’m delighted to announce that the 2018 State of Hospital Medicine Report is now available! This year’s report may be the most representative yet regarding the current state of hospital medicine. Of the survey’s 569 respondent groups: 52% are employed by hospitals or health systems 25% are employed […]
This article originally appeared on the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation website. While I was waiting in the pre-op area for a medical procedure, the anesthesiologist entered the room and introduced himself to me. After asking me about my surgical and anesthesiology history, he asked about my allergies. I reported my allergy to a blue food […]