I find two elements work best with scheduling:
Giving people a set schedule when possible and making sure that everyone understands that the priority is to cover the department. This "priority" really only exists for partners or other "full-time" folks. Set scheduling makes for fewer days off requests except for illness/emergency and vacations, pretty much. Per Diem folks fill in holes. This tends to work best for places with more full-time people.
Darrell G. Looney MD, FACEP, FAAEM
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Emergency Medicine Physician
Heartland Emergency Specialists
Bloomington, IL, USA
This is a reply to the discussion started by Todd Zimmerman DO:
Questions for the group:
1. How many days off do your docs request per month on average? Do you have...
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