shutterstock_524344798-1Patient retention is defined in the same way any successful relationship is: By having positive touchpoints.

This collection of touchpoints is the determining factor in how likely any patient is to continue with your practice or leave for a competing practice.

Positive touchpoints don’t often just happen, however. A proactive approach must be taken to create a solid foundation of positive interactions that will be enough to keep your patients loyal, despite the occasional, and for some inevitable, poor experience.

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