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Most teens leaving the care of an agency are woefully unprepared and unsupported. Current approaches to aftercare are expensive and difficult to implement. This study evaluated a prototype version of Vstreet.com, an innovative website for at-risk youth designed to teach lifeskills and build community. Findings from a sample of youth in the Job Corps showed… (More)
Between 1981-1986 a state-based occupational health telephone hotline received more than 8,000 inquiries on over 3,000 hazardous agents. Major caller groups were employees (37%), employers (20%), health care providers, primarily physicians (19%), government agencies (12%), and labor unions (6%). Employees were the fastest growing caller group. Callers… (More)
In the past, the VPMA's role was clearly defined. So were the skills required to do the job. Initially VPMAs served an inside role in an organization as the liaison with the medical staff and the hospital administration. That role has matured and is currently evolving. Ultimately the expansion of the VPMA role will provide alternative career directions for… (More)
To enhance physician productivity, this Department of Pathology designed an incentive plan that addresses the diversity of the academic pathologist's responsibilities. The author tells us why the plan was necessary and how it works.
Have you ever wondered why some colleagues or subordinates are outstanding in their work while others are less so? Training and experience are extremely important factors but, by themselves, they will not ensure outstanding performance. The pivotal factor that activates all others is motivation. And underlying motivation is the fact that we all have needs… (More)
Among modern societies, the American culture is one of the most competitive. And within that culture, physicians are among the most success-oriented professionals. This is easy to understand, in that, for our patients, success is equated with well-being and continuance of life. This emphasis upon success is also finely honed in the physician executive.… (More)
The medical environment in which we currently practice is, at once, both frightening and exciting, full of opportunity for those who can best adapt. The number of practicing physicians is increasing at a rate greater than that of the population, while physicians' incomes are stabilizing, with actual buying power reduced. With more medical groups forming… (More)
American health care, both nationally and locally, has entered a time of uncertainty, yet with the certainty of change. In this article, the authors take a fresh look at patient/community needs and propose a new level of integration of administration/management, clinical services, education, and public health in the health care organization of the future.