"Compassionomics provides the evidence that one simple tool, compassion, can affect not only the outcomes for our patients, but also the financial health of our organizations and the well-being of our providers."
— Donald Berwick, MD
President emeritus, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
A 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit is on an artificial respirator for over a month. Could it be that his chance of getting off the respirator is not how much his nurses know, but rather how much they care?
A 75-year-old woman is heroically saved by a major trauma center only to be discharged and fatally struck by a car while walking home from the hospital. Could a lack of compassion from the hospital staff have been a factor in her death?
Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis.
In Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference, physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli uncover the eye-opening data that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st century. Now, for the first time ever, a rigorous review of the science — coupled with captivating stories from the front lines of medicine—demonstrates that human connection in health care matters in astonishing ways. Never before has all the evidence been synthesized together in one place. You will see compelling evidence that:
#COMPASSIONOMICS DAILY: Research shows that 63% of health care providers report they have observed a *decline* in #compassionate health care over the past 5 years, and the decline is accelerating. #compassioncrisis #MedTwitter #MedEd #empathy @theSCCH @GoldFdtn @AAMCtoday @TheIHI
Excited about this book from @StephenTrzeciak and @AJMazzarelli. It makes the argument that not only is showing compassion the right thing to do, it's also an effective way to improve health and drive down health care costs. Check it out: https://t.co/X3zURB3YUm
#SoulfulSundayMusing: Twice this week this book was either mentioned in passing or recommended. TY @DarilynMoyer @RhodeIslandACP @yejnes @RossHilliard @AKupchan @LandauPhd @KellyMcGarry10 #whentheuniversespeaks #compassionomics #medtwitter: if you’ve read it what did you think?
One of our favorite #COMPASSIONOMICS podcasts to date, for sure. Many thanks to @KLsecondcity and the team at @SecondCityWorks for the opportunity!
Doctors @StephenTrzeciak and @AJMazzarelli talk to @KLSecondCity about their new book, "Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes A Difference" #YesAnd https://t.co/R8y8Q9aHk1
"This book is a vital step forward in transforming health care as we know it."
Senator William H. Frist, MD
Transplant surgeon and former Republican Senate majority leader