High levels of empathy in primary care physicians correlate with better clinical outcomes for their patients with diabetes, according to a new study of more than 20,000 patients in Italy.Oh, poor babies do not care enough about themselves.
The retrospective correlational study of 20,961 patients with diabetes and 242 generalist physicians who treated them in Parma, Italy, found that patients whose physicians scored highest on a validated empathy test had the lowest rates of acute metabolic complications requiring hospitalization.
The fat, darling, dumplings need to be coddled into giving a hoot.
Well, then why should we?
We are just told that we have to pay for these fat folks.
They sure don't empathize with the rest of us who are underwriting their illnesses of choice.
If they did, they would shed the pounds or pay for the costs they incur themselves.