Weekend read: The value of the Doctor-Patient relationship

“Tryng to put a value on the doctor-patient relationship” – by Km Tingley in the New York Times (16 May, 2018).

How does one put a value to the traditional doctor-patient relationship in the pursuit of greater efficiency that decouples a patient from a regular family doctor?
How does one put a value to the traditional doctor-patient relationship in the pursuit of greater efficiency that decouples a patient from a regular family doctor?

This long yet engrossing read offers a heartwarming perspective on how a sustained relationship between the patient and his/her primary care doctor can enhance healthcare for the patient and reduce costs to the overall healthcare system.

The well-written article provides an insightful and intimate look at how the doctor-patient relationship can increase the quality and effectiveness of the healthcare provided to the latter.

It also includes numerous clinical trials that were scientifically carried out and rigorously analysed to substantiate and examine the values of an involved and caring doctor-patient relationship.

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