Medical complaints increase as patients hold doctors to account
4 days ago - By Sydney Morning Herald
Complaints about doctors make up the bulk of grievances lodged with Australia's health practitioner watchdogs, as patients become more aware of their rights.
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Health literacy may not be correlated with patient involvement in decision-making
4 days ago - By Healio
Published results showed no significant relationship between health literacy and patients' preferred involvement in the decision-making for their orthopedic care.
“This finding suggests that patients with low health literacy may desire active participation in their care, regardless of their understanding of the technical terminology used by their physician,” the authors wrote.
To evaluate patient health literacy and preferred level of involvement in decision-making, researchers collected the Literacy in Musculoskeletal Problems survey and the Control Preferences Scale survey
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