Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen attentively and completely, agree on health goals, connect with the patient, and tune in to emotional hints.“Human connection remains central to medicine but is in jeopardy in the current health care environment.,” Donna M. Zulman, MD, MS, of the primary care and population health division at Stanford University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “In an era of increasing reliance on technology for health records, diagnosis,Read More

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