Patient-centered programs may boost doctor-patient communication

12/18/2012 | Health Behavior News Service

Health care providers and patients who took part in patient-centered programs attained improvements in patient satisfaction, health status and the medical consultation process, according to a review in The Cochrane Library. The results suggest providers "can acquire skills to enhance their communication with patients about their concerns and treatment options," said Drs. Francesca Dwamena and Robert Smith, the review authors.

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