Sean Ervin, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Sean Ervin

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The difficult patient

I. Problem/Challenge. We have all had encounters with ‘the difficult patient’ and ‘we know one when we see one’. As many as 20% of patient encounters are rated as difficult by physicians in the outpatient setting. Much of our understanding of these patients is derived from the outpatient setting, as there is less data from…

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