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Doctors Communicate Poorly Among Themselves, Study Finds
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If accountable care organizations and healthcare reform practices have a chance of improving quality and lowering cost, primary care providers and specialists must share essential information about their patients in a timely way. But that essential communication happens rarely, according to research published in this week’s Archives of Internal Medicine.

Worse, specialists and primary care physicians don’t even know how much essential communication they’re not sharing, because their perceptions of how much timely information is exchanged varies greatly.