Physicians Interrupting Patients

20:00 EDT 3 Jul 2017 | JAMA

To the Editor Mr Mauksch’s discussion of interruption techniques for the busy physician is problematic. Specifically, he put the focus on the needs and emotions of the physician. Physicians must recognize that during each patient encounter, attention must center on the patient. Physician stress should never be part of the equation. Yet the essay accented time concerns and physician stress (“interruptions might … decrease physician stress”).

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