How do patients choose their physician?

What matters to patients when choosing a physician?  Expertise?  Bedside manner?  Previous relationship with the physician? To answer this question, a paper by Groenewoud et al. (2015) conducts a discrete choice experiment (DCE) survey of Dutch patients with knee arthrosis, chronic depression, or Alzheimer’s disease.  They found that patient preferences for their physician depended on the disease. The…

HWR is up

Peggy Salvatore says it’s beginning to look a lot like chaos in HWR Healthcare on Parade Edition freshly posted at Health System Ed blog. She makes some analogies with the annual Macy’s Day Parade – check it out!