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A little One-On-One Pays Health Dividends

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association has released a study that shows that just 45 minutes of one-on-one conversation with a patient with a chronic disease can measurable improve both the patient’s attitude and ability to self-manage their own care.

The study coined “The Other 45” connected chronic disease sufferers with second-year medical student who spent 45 additional minutes following the physician visit explaining the patient’s condition and how they could be an active participant in the managing process of the disease.  The program also saw the same patient at three weeks and three months following the initial visit.

With the emphasis on value- based care, the research confirmed that educating, and engaging patients improved outcomes and reduced unnecessary medical costs.

Read more at the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

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