Shared Decision-Making Improves Patient Satisfaction

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.”

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Limiting Overprescribing of Antibiotics in the Urgent Care Setting

CDC research indicates that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory conditions is highest in the Urgent Care Setting at 45.7% and second highest in the Emergency Department at 24.6%. Taking the time to educate patients in these settings regarding the difference between a viral illness that does not require antibiotics and a bacterial infection is a key to managing this issue.

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