Patients' memory for medical information.

@article{Kessels2003PatientsMF,
  title={Patients' memory for medical information.},
  author={Roy P. C. Kessels},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={
          219-22
        }
}
When important decisions are to be made, the patient must receive detailed information on the illness, treatment options and prognosis. The shortening of hospital stays and the trend towards outpatient care enhance the need of patients and their families for specific information.1 Practitioners are responding to these demands, yet the amount of information correctly recalled by patients is strikingly small.2 In this review I examine empirical evidence concerning the obstacles to memory for… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 23 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS
Highly Cited
This paper has 598 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 285 CITATIONS, ESTIMATED 49% COVERAGE

598 Citations

050100'07'10'13'16'19
Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 598 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 27 REFERENCES

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…