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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)


S.C. program reduces readmissions 15%, Medicare data show

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2014

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

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

CMS experiments with observation care alternatives

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

N.Y. medical home pilot project cuts hospital admissions

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2014

Focused update on SIHD guideline released

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2014

New device uses microscopic laser beams to draw blood

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2014

Study finds inadequate info sharing during morning care hand-over

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2014

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

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

Gainsharing helps N.J. hospitals save nearly $113M in health costs

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2014


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QI meets patient engagement with CardioSmart.org hospital profiles

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Kim Eagle named editor of ACC.org

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Changing culture to change care

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Focused update on SIHD guideline released

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