A new BCBS study found that millennials are experiencing higher rates of chronic health issues than previous generations. Projections indicate that this may increase both mortality rates and healthcare costs.
Researchers have found that study participants exposed to shared decision-making reported “higher trust, rated their physicians more highly and were less likely to fault their physicians for the adverse outcome compared with those exposed to no decision-making.”
MLMIC’s newest risk management CME module helps physicians navigate the doctor-patient relationship. The program addresses patient behaviors that can negatively affect care and offers steps that can be taken to enhance the patient experience.
In this special issue of Dateline, we review physicians’ medical, ethical and legal obligations to honor individual patient preferences at the end of life.