Our most recent poll question addressed on-call rates. Many professions require a certain number of workers to be on call and available to work with limited notice, and O&P is no exception. We asked, “How does your company compensate for on call?” (We established that nights are considered weekdays, and weekends are Friday through Monday.) Of those who responded, 48 percent said they earned a flat rate; 28 percent said they charged on a per-call basis; 14 percent said other, and 10 percent said their regular hours included nights or weekends.
The April issue has a pediatric theme and includes treating plagiocephaly with cranial helmets. Our prior poll focused on the challenges associated with providing that kind of care. Our question: “What are the biggest challenges clinicians can face when it comes to cranial molding and caring for infants?” Forty-five percent said reimbursement issues; 30 percent said referrals; 20 percent said the parents; and five percent said neurosurgeons were the biggest challenges clinicians had to address.
To celebrate Limb Loss Awareness Month, in our latest poll we’re asking clinicians to recall moment(s) that have mattered most to their patients. What is a significant moment you remember about one of your patient’s journeys toward returning to a new life as an amputee?
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