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December 2011 Archives

Communication Problems Between Primary and ER Docs Contribute to Medical Errors

In today's modern health care system, primary care referrals, insurance restrictions, and crowded waiting rooms are common. While doctor-patient relationships and communication have been the subject of study, doctor-doctor communications have been less so. This past March, the National Institute for Health Care Reform (NIHCR) found that doctor-doctor communications are also key to reducing serious doctor errors and improving outcomes.