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Patient Tip: Dress Up For Your Doctors Appointment To Get Better Care

3 years agoHealth : Health Dollars

I had this conversation with a surgeon who recently started practicing in a rural area. A lot of her patients were driving long distances for their appointments, which made her feel guilty when she had to hurry. Also this: “And a lot of them dress up for their appointments like they are going to church.” [...]
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Lots of New Patients, Too Few Doctors

Health : Well (last year)

It is increasingly difficult for patients to find doctors and to get appointments with primary care physicians like myself, and it is likely to get worse, not better, as millions more gain health insurance under the Affordable Care ... Read Post

Telemedicine May Help Rural Trauma Surgeons Avoid Medical Errors And Unnecessary Patient Transfers

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

Telemedicine can help health care providers in rural areas stabilize and treat trauma victims when long distances or inclement weather prevents immediate transfer to an accredited trauma center. Trauma surgeons in a telemedicine pro... Read Post

Studies Find Emergency Doctors and Paramedics Commonly Misinterpret Documents for End-of-Life Care Choices, Reports Journal of Patient Safety

Health : Newswise Medical News (15 hours ago)

Emergency care providers vary in their understanding of a type of medical order intended to communicate seriously ill patients' choices for life-sustaining treatments, according to a pair of studies in the March Journal of Patient S... Read Post

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