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Using medical students as admin support helps doctors care for 15% more patients an hour

Should all doctors be given SECRETARIES? Using medical students as admin support helps consultants care for 15% more patients an hour Scribes record details of the consultation, arrange tests and print paperwork In a study, the admin support reduced a patient’s emergency care stay by 19mins Cost analysis found scribes put hospitals in a ‘favourable financial… Read More »

Medical News Today: Diabetes: How optimism may influence your risk

New research suggests that optimism may have a protective effect against type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. In addition to lifestyle factors such as physical activity, optimistic personality traits may lower diabetes risk. A range of factors can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some of these factors — such as diet, physical… Read More »