Physicians’ Prerogative to Change Their Minds
Back in the Stone Age, popular culture claimed it was a woman’s privilege and prerogative to change her mind. I have NO COMMENT on this subject.
What I will comment on is a publication from NPR concerning a study
of physicians who treat with Seroquel (an antipsychotic drug). These prescribers received letters from Medicare that gave a general warning to physicians that they were being “flagged/warned” as above-average prescribers of this medication. Guess what, two years later and without follow-up, the physicians’ usage of this drug dropped dramatically.
We have found that scientific peer-to-peer intervention with treating physicians is one of the most cost-effective techniques to improve outcomes. This is best handled by a professional, highly credentialed panel of providers who will engage treating physicians with data on the latest science and industry guidelines. Nothing is more rewarding and cost-effective than providers who are willing to listen and then voluntarily modify their protocols.
No attorneys. No regulators. No disputes or appeals.
Just doctors who decide to do better and change their minds.
Call us. We can do better.
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