Posted in Doctor-Patient Relations, Doctor-Patient Relationship, outcomes, outcomes measurement, primary care, Quality

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: Strong Patient-Provider Relationships Drive Healthier Outcomes | The Direct Primary Care Journal

Michael Tetreault - Editor Direct Primary Care Journal
Michael Tetreault – Editor Direct Primary Care Journal

With over 50% of primary care providers believing that efforts to measure quality-related outcomes actually make quality worse, it seems there may be something missing from the equation. Relationships may be the key. Surveys consistently demonstrate that patients prioritize both the interpersonal attributes of their providers and their individual relationships with providers above all else. Doctors also ascribe great value to relationships. Kurt Stange, an expert in family medicine and health systems, calls relationships “the antidote to an increasingly fragmented and depersonalized health care system.”

Source: HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: Strong Patient-Provider Relationships Drive Healthier Outcomes | The Direct Primary Care Journal

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A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about the importance restoring patient centered care, supporting independent private physicians, promoting free-market solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare.

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