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.