Physician practices add value to Texas' economy by producing tens of billions of dollars in revenue each year and providing hundreds of thousands of jobs. "The National Economic Impact of Physicians," a new study conducted for the American Medical Association (AMA) and state medical societies, found Texas' 47,000-plus practicing physicians boost the state's economy by supporting 522,619 jobs and generating $78.6 billion in economic activity.
The deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history 67 years ago this week in Texas City — one that changed the state’s emergency response system — is chronicled in a Texas Medical Association (TMA) exhibit. TMA’s History of Medicine Gallery exhibit, “Bugs, Bones, and Blood,” features artifacts from the April 16, 1947, tragedy in the harbor town southeast of Houston.
A new study of physician attitudes shows doctors who feel they give their patients quality care are most satisfied in their work. And most often that happens when they get to spend time with their patients ― just what patients seem to want as well. So it follows that obstacles to a quality relationship and quality care trample that satisfaction for doctors.