NOV 2013

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The perils of perfectionism by Vanessa Caceres Contributing Writer How physician burnout affects ophthalmology— and what to do to prevent it I magine this scenario for your day: It'll be a full day seeing patients. You've got a grant proposal due in two days to review. There's a new electronic medical records (EMR) system in your office that takes some getting used to. You've got some office staff 20 Ophthalmology Business • December 2013 turnover that will require new hiring. On the home front, your teenage children resist efforts to help around the house and do more than a mediocre effort with their homework. Those responsibilities would be tough on anyone for a day—but if

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