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Doctor-patient communication about prognosis: the influence of race and financial status.

Authors
  • Goldstein, Nathan E
  • Concato, John
  • Bradley, Elizabeth H
  • O'Leary, John R
  • Fried, Terri R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of palliative medicine
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2005
Volume
8
Issue
5
Pages
998–1004
Identifiers
PMID: 16238512
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Among a cohort of seriously ill community-dwelling patients, patients and clinicians were more likely to agree that discussions about prognosis had occurred when patients were poorer and nonwhite. These findings contrast with the majority of studies examining the relationship between race or income and patient-physician communication about other end-of-life issues.

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