In the age of shared decision making medicine, patients like Emma are still too shy to ask their physicians about their conditions and treatment. What causes this obstacle is uncertain even to physicians themselves. What is sure though is the added costs- duplicating work ups, consults and even treatments, such simple “silence” could bring affront.
The authenticity and transparency of social media placed a balance to the equation of care by providing a platform for the patient’s voice.
Any expense that is not contributing to the achievement of these goals should be stripped off your “budget” and realigned to your medical education fund!