Preventive Medicine and Public Health

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August 25, 2012
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One of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease’s main tenants is to promote a collective focus on investing in and promoting ways to both better tackle the incidence of chronic disease and reduce health care spending.  We’ve recently seen that collective focus generate some basic changes in the doctor-patient relationship, namely a heavier concentration of discussions based around prevention and wellness during routine visits.   While this positive change improves the way people approach their health, well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/how-much-can-patients-learn-in-a-15-minute-doctor-visit/?ref=health”>Pauline W. Chen, M.D. noted in this week’s New York Times

that sometimes the amount of information is too overwhelming for patients to retain.