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CMW News: Patients unable to recognize physicians, study finds

Case Management Weekly, February 4, 2009

A new study conducted by the University of Chicago and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that 75% of hospital patients are unable to name a single physician in charge of their care.

Of the 75% who said they could name a physician, only 40% of them got a name right. Additionally, those who were able to name a physician were more likely to be unsatisfied with their care.

Is it important for patients to know who is taking care of them? Some researchers claim it is not, as long as patients know how to get information about their care.

Source: The New York Times

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