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Posts from Month: April 2019

New Findings from obp Expose the “Uncomfortable” Truth in Pelvic Examinations

Women could experience more comfort during pelvic exams just by having their health providers change their speculum   LAWRENCE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–obp, the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced new findings from a survey conducted on their behalf by The Harris Poll. The survey, conducted online in the U.S. among 967…

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The High Cost of Patient Discomfort

The High Cost of Patient Discomfort

In busy clinics and hospitals, doctors must work efficiently to stay on schedule. Here in the U.S., the average length for a doctor’s appointment is 20 minutes. In the world of fast-moving medical care, patient comfort cannot fall through the cracks. Doctors rely on RNs, LPNs, and Medical Assistants to help patients feel at ease during appointments. In…

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Top 5 Design Flaws in a Traditional Speculum That Your Patients Hate

Top 5 Design Flaws in a Traditional Speculum That Your Patients Hate

In surveys conducted by the American College of Physicians, an alarming percentage of patients reported discomfort with routine pelvic exams. A median of 35% of women experienced pain and discomfort, while a median of 34% reported pain, embarrassment, and anxiety. Women who experienced these negative outcomes from pelvic exams were less likely to return to that provider…

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