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January 2014

Fundamental facts about patient education

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50% of patients walk out of a doctors office not knowing what they were told or what they are supposed to do!

Research shows that physicians often over estimate the topics and duration of what they have talked about with their patient

Data also shows us that telling a patient once … is usually not enough to get their attention, or buy in!

Patient filter what they hear from their doctor in a variety of ways that physicians usually know nothing about. Example, the patients health beliefs, values, previous experience, etc.
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