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Docs to Disruptive Patients: 'You're Fired'



A California physicians organization is finding that more doctors are dismissing patients because they are uncooperative, refuse to comply with treatment, exhibit drug-seeking behaviors, and increasingly threaten the safety of care providers.



1 comments on "Docs to Disruptive Patients: 'You're Fired'"
Carolyn Sawyer (8/19/2013 at 11:15 AM)

I would never want to see a health care provider threatened, injured or worse from a disgrundled patient. At the same time, the way health care has evolved, there are a lot of good reasons patients are disgrundled by the care they receive. It is hard to connect with a physician in an office when the patients are handed a nursing assessment and expected to fill it out. After completing their own assessment, their physician talks while his/her eyes are glued to a computer screen. The care plan is not solely a physician's pervue, and if the patient disagrees they are labeled noncompliant. Not so. The care plan is created by concensus.Its time for physicians to realize they are providing their best advice to patients, it is up to the patient to decide what they will or will not do.