patient-physician relationship


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patient-physician relationship

Medtalk A formal relationship that exists between the physician and the Pt, often equated to medical 'duties' that the physician must perform in a professionally acceptable manner. See Doctor-Pt interaction. Cf Abandonment.
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While it may be difficult in some circumstances to define precisely the beginning (and end) of a patient-physician relationship, especially when the two parties are in different geographic locations as in the practice of telemedicine, this relationship often begins when an individual with a health-related matter seeks assistance from a physician who may (or ultimately may not) provide that assistance.
A valid patient-physician relationship may be established solely on the basis of electronic contact.
Sections cover social policy issues; interprofessional and hospital relations; confidentiality, advertising, and communications media relations; fees and charges; records; practice matters; professional rights and responsibilities; and the patient-physician relationship.
Independent review laws "protect the integrity of the patient-physician relationship in the managed care context and serve the best interest of patients," the brief said.
In the traditional patient-physician relationship, the physician drew on his or her medical education and experience to diagnose and treat the largely passive patient.
The cultivation of the patient-physician relationship remains one of the single most important aspects of delivering the highest quality of care to our patients," said Walker Ray, M.
Held, threaten "to destroy the patient-physician relationship, the Oath of Hippocrates, and the practice of private medicine in the U.
In a statement, ACP President David Fleming called the ruling "destructive to the patient-physician relationship.
In the United States, a patient-physician relationship is established when a physician exercises independent medical judgement on the patient's behalf, whether explicitly or implicitly.
The ability to maintain the integrity of the traditional, caring, hands-on practice of medicine that fosters a strong patient-physician relationship, while also offering a concierge option to patients, is a key differentiator between the hybrid and full model of concierge medicine.
We believe that a patient-physician relationship must be established to ensure proper diagnoses and appropriate follow-up care," AMA President Robert M.
We cherish the patient-physician relationship, but these profit-mongering scoundrels have no values.

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