Episode 75- Patient expectations and progress over time.

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Episode 75- Patient expectations and progress over time.EvenĀ 

Do you want to increase your patient compliance? How about decreasing patient frustration? Even better, what about decreasing your frustration?

It is very difficult to predict how your patient will do after certain injuries and there are many factors that go into figuring out a prognosis. You will not always get it right, but there are a few things you can do to encourage and engage your patient.

  1. Explain “Progress over Time” as I will do in this episode.
  2. Be reasonable with your goals.
  3. Make sure your patient is reasonable with their goals.
  4. Consult with experienced providers and colleagues about recovery time frames and factors that contribute to those time frames. Experience goes a LONG way in this department.

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