patient autonomy

In medicine’s recent past, Dr. Welby could be counted on to dispense sage fatherly advice. Fast forward a decade or two, and Dr. Grey often lays out the options while addressing their and their patient’s angst.

Identifying characteristics are essential to ensuring patient safety - so that the right treatment meets the right patient. Did you ever consider how many times you are asked your name and date of birth when seeking medical care?

Authors of a newly published piece in The New England Journal of Medicine sought to provide an analysis of who ought to be responsible for obtaining a patient’s consent.

Electronic medical records (EMRs) were pitched as a long-sought concept of computerized universal personal health material that would mitigate issues with access and barriers to care.