Patients are Accountable for Their Health

Physicians and hospitals earn bonuses or face penalties for how well they meet various metrics of quality based on patient outcomes. Is it really fair for the doctors to be penalized for things out of their control? What if a diabetic patient does not exercise, fails to check their sugar levels, and consumes sugar-laden sodas and…

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Your Doctor’s Lifestyle May Influence His Advice

Doctor-patient counseling averages less than 5 minutes per visit. Factors that increase a doctor's likelihood of counseling patients include being trained in counseling, being overweight, and having a personal exercise regiment. Diet is the subject that medical residents, fellows and attending physicians find least comfortable.PositiveTips:  Ask your physician about their lifestyle habits at your next visit if…

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