Why Patients Don’t Ask Their Physicians Questions – Additional Thoughts

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Many of my readers are curious about patient question asking behavior during a trip to the doctor. The fact that most of us ask few “important” questions during a routine (or not-so-routine) physician visit seems very counter intuitive.   After all, conventional wisdom (and TV drug ads) are forever telling us to “ask your doctor” or […]

Social media advocates now have something to cheer about… sort of

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[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false]Over the last year or two, lots of people have been jumping on the social media bandwagon, i.e., Twitter, Facebook, and so on. There has been a lot of talk about how social media and social networking will revolutionize health care…but little evidence to back this talk up.   Until now that is. […]