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Physicians Urged to Become 'Political Advocates' for Patients



Two advocates for public health want healthcare workers trained to be "structurally competent" in basic economics, urban infrastructure, and other societal factors that can negatively impact patients' health.



2 comments on "Physicians Urged to Become 'Political Advocates' for Patients"
G.M. Cowan, M.D. (3/27/2014 at 1:23 PM)

Take on more tasks? No problem! Right after I deal with Electronic Health Record software "upgrades" to meet "Meaningful Use" Phase one and two, institution of ICD-10, and all the other garbage that is coming between the physician and their patient.
Gus Geraci, MD (3/20/2014 at 4:13 PM)

Before you draw conclusions about what you hear from medical students, please talk to practicing physicians. Physicians can't do everything. Let us do medicine, and use other team members to help solve other issues. Recognition of the problem is fine, asking us to solve is not.