Fundamental Facts About Patient Education

January 19, 2014
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50% of patients walk out of a doctor’s office not knowing what they were told or what they are supposed to do!

Research shows that physicians often overestimate the topics and duration of what they have talked about with their patients. Data also shows us that telling a patient once is usually not enough to get their attention, or buy in.

50% of patients walk out of a doctor’s office not knowing what they were told or what they are supposed to do!

Research shows that physicians often overestimate the topics and duration of what they have talked about with their patients. Data also shows us that telling a patient once is usually not enough to get their attention, or buy in.

Patients filter what they hear from their doctor in a variety of ways that physicians usually know nothing about. 
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Infographic via OrcaMD.com