Patient centered decisions result in better outcomes

This study of audio recorded physician encounters found that when physicians addressed contextual “red flags” in clinical decision making, clinical outcomes were improved in 71% of the patients, compared to 46% of those whose physicians did not address the contextual red flag. Addressing contextual issues as they arise can improve patient outcomes (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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