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Survey finds gap in doctor-patient communication
USA Today

Doctors and patients alike say that when they communicate well, healing goes better, and it can even make the difference between life and death. But a national survey of doctors and hospitalized patients finds that, in reality, effective communication often is sorely lacking.

Only 48% of patients said they were always involved in decisions about their treatment, and 29% of patients didn’t know who was in charge of their case while they were in the hospital.

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