Communication between surgeons and patients in routine office visits.

  title={Communication between surgeons and patients in routine office visits.},
  author={Wendy S Levinson and Nigel R. Chaumeton},
  volume={125 2},
BACKGROUND Research conducted in primary care settings has demonstrated that effective communication enhances patient recall of information, compliance, satisfaction, psychologic well-being, and biomedical outcomes. However, surgeons face communication challenges that are unique to the surgical situation. This study provides the first description of routine communication between community-practicing surgeons and their patients. METHODS Audiotapes of 676 routine office visits with 29 general… CONTINUE READING

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