Patient Participation in Medical Consultations: Why Some Patients are More Involved Than Others

@article{Street2005PatientPI,
  title={Patient Participation in Medical Consultations: Why Some Patients are More Involved Than Others},
  author={Richard L. Street and Howard S. Gordon and Michael M. Ward and Edward Krupat and Richard L. Kravitz},
  journal={Medical Care},
  year={2005},
  volume={43},
  pages={960-969}
}
Background:Patients vary in their willingness and ability to actively participate in medical consultations. Because more active patient participation contributes to improved health outcomes and quality of care, it is important to understand factors affecting the way patients communicate with healthcare providers. Objectives:The objectives of this study were to examine the extent to which patient participation in medical interactions is influenced by 1) the patient's personal characteristics… Expand

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