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Postgrad Med J. 2014 May;90(1063):267-72. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2013-132012. Epub 2014 Mar 5.

Recapturing time: a practical approach to time management for physicians.

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  • 1Renal Section, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, , Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

Increasing pressures on physicians demand effective time management and jeopardise professional satisfaction. Effective time management potentially increases productivity, promotes advancement, limits burnout and improves both professional and personal satisfaction. However, strategies for improving time management are lacking in the current medical literature. Adapting time management techniques from the medical and non-medical literature may improve physician time management habits. These techniques can be divided into four categories: (1) setting short and long-term goals; (2) setting priorities among competing responsibilities; (3) planning and organising activities; and (4) minimising 'time wasters'. Efforts to improve time management can increase physician productivity and enhance career satisfaction.

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