> The informed patient is a nuisance to the doctor

to detect the 41st Censis Report on the social situation of the Country, widespread Fridayì. “There is law in the document – on the one hand, the discomfort of doctors, who look with concern at instances of decision-making autonomy of patients and denounce often a frustration for the debasement of their own profession that mixes on – feel – to want to malcelati leak at the back and the nostalgia for the scenarios passed in which the knowledge of the one ‘true’ health expert was indisputable (as emerged from the qualitative survey of Censis-ForumBM 2007). On the other that of the patients themselves to assess with the increasing concern about the possibilityà  errors in the health service”.

The Censis recalls that, according to the study, published in January 2006 by Eurobarometer, “the 97 per cent of italians believed that the errors in the health service represent a very or fairly important in the Country.

particularly significant, especially seconfrontato with the average of the 25 Countries of the Eu, equal to 78 percent and, even moreù symptomatic of an uneasiness basically cultural, where it is observed that the experience, direct or indirect, of medical errors is not più high in Italy than in the rest of Europe to 25 (is; 18 percent of the Italian respondents, equal to the european average, to the stress of having suffered a serious medical error during a hospital stay).

A picture così featured – continues the report – clearly shows the needà  a reformulation of the roles, in which the centralità  and the insostituibilità  knowledge of the physician must necessarily be able to be applied with the right of the pazientia to know and share in the therapeutic choices”.

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