Poor communication between doctors and patients is widely seen as a problem in American healthcare. Now more and more healthcare providers are giving patients new ways of accessing doctors to ask questions or express concerns. In the age of email, texting, video chatting and social media, a look at the promise and limitations of digital communication to improve patient experiences and outcomes.
Doctors and public health experts are deeply concerned that overuse of antibiotics is creating "superbugs" – disease-causing organisms that are contagious & highly resistant to treatment. But doctors say it’s their patients who are demanding antibiotics. A panel talks about this problem ad what’s being done to address it.
- John Kelly head of physician affairs for Aetna
- Dr. William Hall president of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine
- Dr. Richard Besser acting director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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