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May 2015 Archives

Increased education key to patient satisfaction

In an effort to avoid mistakes when preparing for surgery, it is important that patients in Wisconsin receive education regarding the medical procedures they are facing. While it might be difficult and take a bit more time to explain the situation to patients, it is a worthwhile endeavor. The results of a recent Gallup survey indicate that patients who were about to have a medical device implanted wanted to be kept apprised of important aspects of their care.

Nondisclosure clauses keep Wisconsin patients quiet

The initial impression of a medical malpractice settlement is to recognize professional error and strive for improvements in patient care. Some research suggests, however, that the healthcare provider's reputation may be an unspoken priority as well.

Wisconsin patients may not benefit from scans

A study released in 2011 has prompted Medicare to initiate coverage for some long-term smokers so that they can have a diagnostic scan performed to detect cancer. The findings of the study indicated that lung cancer-related deaths could decrease by about 20 percent with the use of a technique known as a spiral CT scan. Despite the findings, however, some doctors hesitate to perform the scans on their patients.

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