The Results from Multiple Studies Finds That Keeping the Same Physician Long-term Can Help You Live
The evidence is overwhelming that "continuity of care" plays a significant role in prolonging life and the explanations are convincing. The results were collected through 22 separate studies, conducted in 9 countries, involving tens of thousands of patients.
From Science Alert: According to the team, a strong relationship between doctors and patients means doctors become more knowledgeable about the people they're seeing, and patients become more comfortable about opening up.
As a result, treatment ends up being more personalized and patients become more likely to take the advice they're given.