Doctor-patient communication in surgery: attitudes and expectations of general surgery patients about the involvement and education of surgical residents.

@article{Cowles2001DoctorpatientCI,
  title={Doctor-patient communication in surgery: attitudes and expectations of general surgery patients about the involvement and education of surgical residents.},
  author={Robert A Cowles and Cheryl A. Moyer and Seema S. Sonnad and Dianne M Simeone and James A. Knol and Frederic E. Eckhauser and Michael W. Mulholland and Lisa Marie Colletti},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2001},
  volume={193 1},
  pages={73-80}
}
BACKGROUND Education is a major function of academic medical centers. At these teaching institutions residents provide a substantial amount of care on medical and surgical services. The attitudes of patients about the training of surgical residents and the impact of residents on patients' perceptions of care in a surgical setting are unknown. STUDY DESIGN Patients admitted to the gastrointestinal surgery service completed a 30-item survey designed for this study. Patients included in the… CONTINUE READING

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