While most patients expect their doctors to spend an ample amount of time and care on them during their visit, this isn’t always the case. In fact, it appears that younger doctors are giving off more of a rude attitude these days, according to Time magazine.
A new study conducted by John Hopkins University showed that doctors who are in their first year out of medical school are less likely to sit down and have an eye-to-eye conversation with their patients. Not only can this give the medical establishment a poor reputation, but it can lower patient satisfaction scores over time.
“It’s no wonder patients don’t feel connected to what we are telling them, because many times we are not doing as much as we could to make that connection,” study co-author Lauren Block, M.D., a former general internal medicine fellow at Johns Hopkins said.
There are many ways that patient satisfaction can be monitored and improved upon with the use of items such as clinical nutrition software, which manages each individual’s nutritional needs during his or her stay. Focusing on hospital room service and one-on-one communication can go a long way.