motivations for the right dx

Vic Nicholls nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 22 00:56:21 UTC 2014

Something I don't think we've kicked around:

what would influence doctors to go a little further for the right dx? I
have a lot of comments from the doctors side, but is it money that
entices or a pat on the back? I tried pats on teh back with some other
doctors and it backfired.

What happens with a complex/complicated patient?

On 1/21/2014 12:36 PM, Graber, Mark wrote:
> This is an important comment, and thanks Victoria for both sending the note to your physician and mentioning it on this forum.  In an ideal world, care would be both patient centered AND knowledge-based.  These goals come into conflict a lot these days - many physicians don't take the time to take advantage of decision support resources, and some believe that their patients will perceive them negatively for doing so.
> Hopefully someday we will get to the point that physicians use decision support routinely, and patients see the value in this, as you did.  The trick is to somehow maintain the patient-centered focus, and not spend so much time at the keyboard that the patient feels neglected.

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