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Study links patients’ role, cost savings
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Physicians who have more personalized discussions with patients and encourage them to take a more active role in their own health care can help lower medical costs and reduce the need for some health care services, according to new research from UC Davis Health System.

Researchers said lower medical costs are realized when physicians and patients have more confidence in reaching a correct diagnosis together and deciding on a good strategy to improve the patient’s health.

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