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What makes a good physician, according to patients

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

According to patients, the ability to listen attentively is a key attribute of high-quality physicians, followed by diagnostic accuracy. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey respondents said markers of poor-quality physicians include not listening to patients and not spending enough time with patients. Physician experience, initial impressions after meeting and appointment scheduling all contribute to whether patients will select a given physician, according to the findings. BeckersHospitalReview.com (07/21)


Study identifies 3 keys for building successful ACOs

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Recertification rules will add to health care provider shortage, physicians warn

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

Hospitals change work load to give nurses more patient time

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

CMS experiments with observation care alternatives

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

Care transition program tied to lower costs, utilization

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Coronary Artery Calcium: Score? or No More?

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Philly ACO helped lower hospital readmission rates

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Study links use of regional anesthesia in hip surgery to shorter hospital stays

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

Study shows patients like shared medical appointments

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014


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NCDR Study Assesses Defibrillation Safety Margin of ICDs

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Coronary Artery Calcium: Score? or No More?

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