March 17, 2009

FURTHER PROOF YOU SHOULD NEVER SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION:

What Your Doctor Really Thinks Of You (Rebecca Ruiz, 03.16.09, Forbes)

Some patients are notorious for "bad" behavior. They arrive late to appointments. They insist on diagnosing themselves using information found on the Internet. They demand a prescription drug they saw in a TV ad, despite their physician's advice to the contrary.

Doctors are required to treat high-maintenance patients the same as well-liked ones, of course. But a recent study revealed that doctors who experience a high number of difficult encounters also reported more adverse outcomes, while another study showed that patients with weak ties to their primary physician were less likely to receive care consistent with established guidelines.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 17, 2009 8:25 PM
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