If the lack of time is the chief barrier to poor physician-patient communications, it logically follows that longer patient appointments are the solution. Ok, let's say that I could wave a magic wand and add 5 or even 10 more minutes to the average primary care office visit. Would more time really make a difference? Probably not. A quick examination of just some of the key drivers of physician-patient ...

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The patient-centered model of care is predicated among other things on physicians factoring in knowledge of the “person behind the patient” into their treatment. That’s means understanding and, where practical, honoring the patient’s beliefs, values and preferences. In order for a communication between a physician and person (patient) to be “patient centered,” it must be congruent with patient preferences for how they want their ...

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