A 442-bed acute care urban academic health center in Toronto decreased length of stay by improving patient-physician communication and handoffs. ... The issue: Improving physician-patient communication and handoffs. Effective communication is paramount
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.
nobody's paying attention to, worrying about a significant delay in their diagnosis, feeling like there was a real communication breakdown with the doctor.”. ... Any concerns?’” he said, “The polite response from the patient is, ‘Oh, everything
Kane explained. For that approach to work with a nonverbal patient, the physician or nurse has to establish a clear “yes/no” system with the patient as soon as possible. ... Ms. Kane advocates having the patient use head nods and “thumbs up” for
said. To bring this understanding to more clinicians, the Patient Care Program that Dr. ... the patient, as well as greater levels of satisfaction with the experience,” said Dr.
information that they wanted with the patient, and at the end, they felt relieved,” said Dr. ... In the case of a long wait in the ED before admission, “The patient's not expecting the physician to somehow miraculously solve that problem but, at a
The issue: Improving patient-physician communication. During medical school, Aaron S. Farberg, MD, took a class that changed his perspective on communication between physicians and patients. ... 28 by the Journal of Hospital Medicine. The intervention
I'm sorry.” Those two words—once seldom heard in patient/physician conversation—have been gaining popularity as state legislatures and malpractice insurers recognize that a simple apology can avert some ... Dr. O’Connell. Obviously, a physician
The American Medical Association is providing a comprehensive patient flu health-assessment Web site to help patients determine the severity of their flu symptoms and share their information with their physicians. ... The portal offers applications to
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.