What Matters Most: Patients’ Quality of Life
As nephrologists, we focus heavily—with good reason—on clinical metrics and protocols. That focus has brought meaningful results: According to the United States Renal Data System, dialysis patients are living longer on dialysis year over year However, sometimes the focus on metrics, compounded with what can seem like endless new regulations, requirements and impediments leave us feeling drained. This Thursday will be National Doctor’s Day. Let us take this week to remember the importance of the work we do as physicians, and to remember why most of us ultimately chose this career in the first place: to improve patient lives.
Take a moment from your busy schedule to watch this video and remember the crucial impact that a physician can have in a patient’s quality of life.