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Doctors are talking to their patients about money more than they used to
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More and more of us are paying bigger chunks of our health care costs. So what role should our doctor play as we navigate this new economic reality?

According to a new report in Health Affairs, doctors are rolling up their white sleeves and getting into the nitty-gritty more than they used to.

The question, of course, is whether those conversations are effective.

To answer that, a research team at Duke analyzed 3,000 transcripts of patient-doctor visits. The authors found that somewhere between 25 to 40 percent of the time, money comes up during appointments.

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