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May 2010 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Performance-Based Payment
by Toni Patt
In a very short time payment for medical services will be partially based on patient satisfaction. Hospitals that have happy patients will get more money. Hospitals, such as the one I work at, with fewer happy patients will get less money. The purpose Read More...
What Are They Thinking?
by Toni Patt
At the PT 2010 conference in June, the Oxford Debate topic will be if practicing physical therapists should be grandfathered and granted the use of DPT as the clinical designation. They must be out of their collective minds to even consider such a thing. Read More...
Expectations Make a Difference
by Toni Patt
Last weekend I worked at another rehab facility. I've been there before and like going there. The staff is very nice and the patients have been challenging but not overly difficult. This time it was different. Included in my caseload was a stroke patient. Read More...
The Power of the Bedside Commode
by Toni Patt
At work I have a unique power. On the stroke unit I get to decide who can have a bedside commode (BSC) and in turn, who uses a bed pan. This isn't something unique to my situation. Because PTs are frequently the first to mobilize a patient they frequently Read More...


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