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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Both sides of the patient-physician relationship want the same outcome--better quality, safety and efficiency of care within an environment that is caring and compassionate while providing improved communication," says Peter Angood, MD, CPE, president and CEO of the association.
Support policies that put the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship first, last, and always.
At AAPS, we educate and inspire doctors to maximize physician autonomy, preserve the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship, optimize clinic practice models, and sustain the practice of private medicine.
When an existing patient-physician relationship does not exist before the telemedicine encounter, a physician has the obligation to take the appropriate steps to establish an acceptable patient-physician relationship and, while each circumstance is unique, such patient-physician relationships may be established using telemedicine provided that the standard of care is met.
A valid patient-physician relationship must be established for a responsible telemedicine visit to take place, although that relationship can be created through real-time audiovisual technology.
According to Mir and Morris, the patient-physician relationship is built upon trust.
Opposing state and federal mandates that interfere with physician free speech and patient-physician relationship, including physician "gag laws" that forbid physicians to discuss gun ownership and guns in the home.
Aldasouqi has become a champion of the study as he believes the BEPP model can potentially have a positive impact on the patient-physician relationship and communication issues impacted by the now mandated use of electronic medical records (EMR).
Email should only be used by physicians within an established patient-physician relationship and with patient informed consent.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has made clear, consistent with the direction of its House of Delegates, that it fully opposes political interference in the patient-physician relationship.
From the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs of the American Medical Association, this 2012-2013 edition of the Code guides physicians and other medical professionals, attorneys, and patients on about 200 ethical opinions issued through 2011 on social policy issues; interprofessional and hospital relations; confidentiality, advertising, and communications media relations; fees and charges; physician records; practice matters; professional rights and responsibilities; and the patient-physician relationship.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may take you seriously and, once again, initiate a program that is unproven (think Accountable Care Organizations), adds little to quality (EHRs), worsens efficiency while providing no savings (prior authorization), interferes with the patient-physician relationship (patient-centered medical homes, adversarial chart review, etc.

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