Closing the loop: physician communication with diabetic patients who have low health literacy.

@article{Schillinger2003ClosingTL,
  title={Closing the loop: physician communication with diabetic patients who have low health literacy.},
  author={Dean Schillinger and John D. Piette and Kevin Grumbach and Frances M Wang and Clifford C Wilson and Carolyn M Daher and Krishelle Leong-Grotz and C{\'e}sar Castro and Andrew B Bindman},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={163 1},
  pages={83-90}
}
BACKGROUND Patients recall or comprehend as little as half of what physicians convey during an outpatient encounter. To enhance recall, comprehension, and adherence, it is recommended that physicians elicit patients' comprehension of new concepts and tailor subsequent information, particularly for patients with low functional health literacy. It is not known how frequently physicians apply this interactive educational strategy, or whether it is associated with improved health outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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