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More errors result of physicians not listening: study
Modern Healthcare

Great effort goes into stopping preventable errors such as wrong-site surgeries, but authors of a study on unwanted variation in elective procedures say that many more errors are taking place because physicians are not listening to their patients.

The latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project—Improving Patient Decision-Making in Health Care, which was conducted in conjunction with the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making—concludes that if physicians educated and listened to their patients more thoroughly, unwanted variation would decline.

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