In Italy, a lively debate is currently under way in the health care sector. The hot topic is time spent by physicians and other health care professionals in communicating with patient. As one can imagine, different perspectives are expressed by professionals and policy makers.
Such a debate may have a significant, impact on the rehabilitation sector. The questions raised may be of interest for physiatrists and rehabilitation professionals working in other countries, For this reason, we think it’s could be helpful to share opinions on this topic. As a starting point, we present a contribution of the President of the Italian Society of PRM (SIMFER) recently published in italian on a popular online journal on healthcare.