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5th April 2018
Don’t keep your patients waiting

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Long waiting time influences patient satisfaction and physician ratings, according to findings from the 9th Annual Vitals Wait Time Report (https://www.vitals.com/about/posts/press-center/press-releases/9th-annual-vitals-wait-time-report-released).

  • 84% patients considered waiting time to be “somewhat important” or “very important” part of the overall experience at the clinic.
  • 30% patients walked out due to the long waiting time. The long delays also prompted patients to change their doctor; one in five patients reported changing their doctor as a result.
  • Doctors with the longest average wait time (34 minutes, 11 seconds) were rated lowest (one-star), while physicians with an average wait time of 13 minutes, 17 seconds were given a five-star rating.

This survey is a western study, where punctuality is given great importance, unlike in India, where people generally have a rather lax attitude towards punctuality. ..... read more

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Morning Medtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal 4th April 2018

1. Taking blood pressure in both arms may reveal a higher heart attack risk. A difference of 10 points or more means a 38% greater chance of having a heart attack.
2. If you’re taking daily aspirin for your heart, don’t use coated aspirin. It won’t protect your stomach AND not all the aspirin will get into your blood stream. You’re better off with chewable “baby aspirin.”...... read more

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Using antibiotics for a long period of time increases mortality risk

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Dental health is a crucial aspect of diabetes management
Both dentate and non-dentate diabetic patients must get an annual dental examination
New Delhi, 04th April 2018: Periodontal disease has been indicated as the ‘sixth complication’ of diabetes after others like kidney disease, damage to the retina, and heart disease. However, despite this, people living with diabetes visit the dentist less frequently, indicates a recent research. It is important to understand that maintaining good oral health can help in blood glucose control and prevent complications in the future.

Periodontal disease refers to chronic inflammation of the gums and surrounding tissue and bone. Apart from having an adverse effect on blood sugar levels, it can also contribute to the progression of diabetes.

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