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Medigram: July 19, 2018

Top Story

Primary care physician shortage projected to reach 14 percent
Although new education and training programs have shown positive results in the development and retention of primary care physicians across Wisconsin, a new report released last Friday by the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce (WCMEW) predicts a shortage of 745 primary care physicians by 2035. Read more.

News Briefs

WisMed OnCall: One physician’s solution to preventing burnout
While there’s a wealth of research regarding physician burnout, addressing the problem is no small task. Read more.

National advance care planning conference set for October
Registration is now open for the second annual National Share the Experience (NSTE) conference, being hosted by Respecting Choices® October 23-26 in Bloomington, Minn. Read more.

Recommended by Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA

Hospitalizations have a long-term financial toll that extends far beyond medical bills, according to recent research by Matthew Notowidigo, an associate profession of strategy at the Kellogg School of Management.

Notowidigo and his coauthors analyzed consumer credit-report data alongside hospital records and found that even insured patients get “hit hard” by hospitalization. Click here to read more.