Tag: physician communication

Physician and Patient Email Communication Improves Quality

Kaiser Permanente studied 35,423 peoplewith diabetes, hypertension, or both, who used secure patient-physiciane-mail within a two-month period. That communication was associated with a statisticallysignificant improvement in effectiveness of care as measuredby the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS).In addition, the use of e-mail was associated with an improvementof 2.0äóñ6.5...

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Doctors Don’t Talk About End of Life Care

The January 11 online edition of Cancer reveals that there is general lack of communication between physicians and terminally ill patients regarding end of life care. As reported in Health Day, a national sample of almost 4,100 physicians who treat cancer patients was taken. Physicians were given a hypothetical example...

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