Thursday, January 20, 2011

Doctors unlikely to spot Cushing's

That degree on the wall means your physician graduated medical school. It DOES NOT tell you which ones made As and which ones made Ds.


Physicians can perform poorly when patients need special care, study suggests.

"Physicians did quite well at following guidelines or standard approaches to care, but not so well at figuring out when those approaches were inappropriate because of a particular patient's situation or life context."

So, to me, this reinforces the need for cushing's patients to become an expert about the disease and advocate for the improvement of their health. Docs are less likely to put all of the pieces together, but when they do, the good ones do it in the same amount of time it takes a bad one to blow you off! 

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