Several studies have documented that most patients when discharged from the hospital without even knowing their diagnosis, let alone what drugs they are on or why! More than 60% of the time patients don't understand their directions after they visit their doctor. On the average, physicians interrupt their patients after just 18 seconds. How well do doctors listen to their patients?
Doctors are rushed and there's usually insufficient time to make decisions for treatment, let alone listening to the patient. It is one thing to take care of a person's drugs and technologies and another to make certain the information being offered is understood by the patient. Is it more important to treat the chart or the patient!