The social gradient in doctor-patient communication

  title={The social gradient in doctor-patient communication},
  author={Evelyn Verlinde and Nele De Laender and St{\'e}phanie De Maesschalck and Myriam I Deveugele and Sara Willems},
  booktitle={International journal for equity in health},
OBJECTIVE In recent years, the importance of social differences in the physician-patient relationship has frequently been the subject of research. A 2002 review synthesised the evidence on this topic. Considering the increasing importance of social inequalities in health care, an actualization of this review seemed appropriate. METHODS A systematic search of literature published between 1965 and 2011 on the social gradient in doctor-patient communication. In this review social class was… CONTINUE READING

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