Physician empathy and doctor bashing

More backlash against the very small VA doctor empathy study being popularized by mainstream media. It was noted yesterday that only 20 transcripts were studied, and the results were based on VA care.

Not that there’s anything wrong with VA care, but anecdotally, there may be a difference with physician satisfaction, attitudes, and care when compared to private practice.

Doug Farrago says the study conveniently fits into the media narrative that so eagerly condones bashing against the physician establishment.


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