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Medigram: June 7, 2018

Top Story

Increased PDMP use highlights progress in fight against opioid epidemic
A new report released by the American Medical Association (AMA) demonstrates ways Wisconsin physicians are advancing the fight against the opioid crisis. Read more.

News Briefs

Science Festival offers county medical societies opportunity for community involvement
If your county medical society is interested in engaging members and sharing their passion for medicine with the community, the Wisconsin Science Festival may be the answer. Read more.

Team opening: help us find the best fit
The Wisconsin Medical Society is seeking dynamic, energetic and action-oriented candidates for the position of Membership and Strategic Initiatives Leader. Read more.

Nominations sought for ‘top nurses’
Madison Magazine is seeking nominations for Madison’s Top Nurses to expand understanding of the profession of nursing and its role in the community’s health, safety and well-being. Read more.

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

“The significance of the intimate personal relationship between physician and patient cannot be too strongly emphasized,” wrote Francis Peabody in 1927. Nearly 100 years later, physician and economist David Meltzer “may be the first and only researcher in the country trying to quantify that relationship’s value.”

In “Trying to put a value on the doctor-patient relationship,” a fascinating article published recently in the New York Times Magazine, contributing writer Kim Tingley takes an in-depth look at Meltzer’s work, which seems to show to that when primary care doctors spend more time with their patients, it not only saves money but increases their satisfaction as well.