Sitting at patients' bedsides may improve patients' perceptions of physician communication skills.

Abstract

Sitting at a patient's bedside in the inpatient setting is recommended as a best practice but has not been widely adopted. Previous studies suggest that a physician's seated posture may increase the patient's perception of time spent in the room but have not included hospitalists. We performed a cluster-randomized trial of seated versus standing physician… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jhm.2634

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@article{Merel2016SittingAP, title={Sitting at patients' bedsides may improve patients' perceptions of physician communication skills.}, author={Susan Eva Merel and Christy M. McKinney and Patrick Ufkes and Alan C Kwan and Andrew A. White}, journal={Journal of hospital medicine}, year={2016}, volume={11 12}, pages={865-868} }