Ten time-management tips for family physicians

Crosby, John W.
March 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/16/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 6, p949
Academic Journal
Offers tips on enhancing time-management strategies for family physicians. Significance of the use of a master schedule; Analysis of appointment patterns; Importance of minimizing interruptions.


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