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Physicians Believe Employers Should Coordinate with Docs to Help Chronic Care Patients
Health Leaders Media

Most physicians believe that employers should play a role in the health of their employees with chronic conditions, such as informing physicians about programs in the workplace that could help their patients manage heart disease, according to a poll conducted by the Midwest Business Group on Health. “Physicians have a great influence on a patient’s decision to participate in employer-sponsored health management programs,” said Larry Boress, MBGH president and CEO, referring to the poll findings in which 72% of physicians said employees should play a role in the health of employees with chronic conditions. “Employees trust their doctor above all others when it comes to their health,” he said.