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PHYSICIANS’ EXPERIENCES WITH THEIR PATIENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHAPE BREAST CANCER SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS
A report of the findings, published Dec. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine, highlights the impact physicians’ social networks may have on their adherence to nationally recognized breast cancer screening guidelines.
“Our findings suggest that we need to help clinicians better understand the impact personal experiences with friends and family members, as well as their patients, have on their practices,” says Craig Evan Pollack associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the study’s lead author.
Redesigning hospitals with patient experience in mind "Patient experience is at the heart of healthcare," said Jason Wolf, president of the Beryl Institute and founder and president of the Patient Experience Institute. "This idea of consumerism makes technology important, but technology for the sake of technology is the demise of it," he said. "When it's purposeful, it becomes a wellness tool, a mean by which we can reduce readmission and give people greater ownership over their care." Read More...