In 1990, Dr. Gottesman was sued for late diagnosis of a patient's prostate cancer. ... If the patient has any particular impediments to understanding, it's even more crucial to have a second listener, he added.
and 13% in other locations, including one patient who discovered the diagnosis by reading a radiology report. ... diagnosis in an impersonal manner suggests too many physicians are either unaware of or not practicing good communication skills,” they
For example, implicit bias was found to be one of many factors leading to poor clinician-patient communication, a key cause of perceived discrimination. ... Currently, C-STAHR's patient empowerment and communication tool is being implemented at 3
physician-patient communication (2 studies, no improvement). Among those studies that addressed health care utilization, such as ICU length of stay and potentially nonbeneficial life-sustaining aggressive treatment, 73% found statistically
A: The hospital discharge process should connect a patient to an ongoing source of care. ... Patients are pretty good at knowing [what they can handle]. Q: Why hasn't this topic become standard in physician-patient communication?
The survey results suggest that many physicians do not completely support the charter requirements related to communication with patients. ... complexities of patient physician communication in everyday practice,” they wrote.
Empathy in Patient Care: Antecedents, Development, Measurement, and Outcomes.” An empirical study by Dr. ... language as important as verbal communication in physician-patient reltionships,” and “Because people are different, it is almost
But the lack of discussion about alcohol consumption overall—only 16% of adults in the United States have discussed alcohol consumption with a health professional—confounds patient communication. ... The authors wrote, “Interventions such as
Our system provides referring physicians access to…a mini version of a patient's hospital chart.”. ... They'll be better informed and that will help communication overall.”. To facilitate development of on-site Web-based education, physicians,
The hospitals tracked patients on computerized registries; provided patient education and improved patient communication; created standardized discharge templates; and forged stronger ties with primary care physicians and other outside clinicians.