August 2000 Bulletin

AAOS improves new initiatives on communications

The AAOS is stepping-up efforts on helping members improve patient/ physician relations.

The AAOS Patient/physician Relations Task Force, chaired by James Herndon, MD, has developed a series of initiatives to help the AAOS cultivate the interest of orthopaedists in physician communication issues; help orthopaedists and their office staff solve communication problems with patients; and help patients improve their ability to communicate with orthopaedists and their office staff. The initiatives, approved by the Board at a meeting June 2-3, 2000 in Chicago, include:

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