IOM workshop finds docs need help with patient engagement

02/26/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

More incentives and training are needed to help physicians engage patients in medical decision-making, researchers and doctors told an Institute of Medicine workshop. Data show patients who are more involved in their care have better outcomes and lower costs, but Dr. Eric Holmboe of the American Board of Internal Medicine said the medical profession does not do enough to help clinicians develop their ability to engage patients.

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