Posts Tagged ‘communication’

October 9th, 2014

Why Bad Doctors Are Like Bad Writers: The Curse Of Knowledge

Larry Husten applies Steven Pinker’s ideas about the difficulties of writing to the field of medicine by looking at what makes it difficult for doctors to communicate with their patients.

February 13th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Weekly Review: Week of February 13th

This week’s topics include communicating with patients about screening and treatment and the association between blood-pressure-lowering drugs and gout.

March 14th, 2011

The Common Thread Among Top-Performing Hospitals

A qualitative study just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine outlines some important distinctions between hospitals that have the lowest AMI mortality rates in the U.S and those that have the highest. The key factor? A supportive organizational culture. Here, study investigator Leslie Curry, PhD, MPH walks us through what that means and how […]