Value to Talking?

It turns out there is value to talking to patients.  Who would have thunk it?  In this article Place More Value on Talking with Patients, Experts Say I found this quote intriguing:

  • Paying doctors more for simply sitting and talking with their patients — rather than basing payment more on quality measures — would be a great way to improve the doctor-patient relationship, Andy Lazris, MD, said here Tuesday

Anyone else smirking after you read how quality measures are failing?  I know I do.  I just can’t stand it when doctors are surprised by this.  YOU WERE WARNED!  Stop complaining about it.

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