Can you put the brakes on patients without driving them away?

Two new studies suggest that physician intervention could help patients in their lifestyle habits. For example, mandatory physician reporting of medically unfit drivers could reduce road crashes that lead to emergency department (ED) visits, according to a Stanford University Medical Center study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, such physician intervention could worsen mood disorders and hurt doctor-patient relationships, as the ED saw more visits for depression after patients received medical warnings not to drive, the study noted. The patients also saw their physicians less frequently. -- Read the full article from FierceHealthcare