Physicians' Empathy and Clinical Outcomes for Diabetic Patients

@article{Hojat2011PhysiciansEA,
  title={Physicians' Empathy and Clinical Outcomes for Diabetic Patients},
  author={M. Hojat and D. Louis and F. Markham and R. Wender and C. Rabinowitz and J. Gonnella},
  journal={Academic Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={86},
  pages={359-364}
}
  • M. Hojat, D. Louis, +3 authors J. Gonnella
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Academic Medicine
  • Purpose To test the hypothesis that physicians' empathy is associated with positive clinical outcomes for diabetic patients. Method A correlational study design was used in a university-affiliated outpatient setting. Participants were 891 diabetic patients, treated between July 2006 and June 2009, by 29 family physicians. Results of the most recent hemoglobin A1c and LDL-C tests were extracted from the patients' electronic records. The results of hemoglobin A1c tests were categorized into good… CONTINUE READING

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