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Patient race/ethnicity and quality of patient-physician communication during medical visits.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of public health
Publication Date
Volume
94
Issue
12
Pages
2084–2090
Identifiers
PMID: 15569958
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Empirical Approach
  • Professional Patient Relationship

Abstract

Patient-physician communication during medical visits differs among African American versus White patients. Interventions that increase physicians' patient-centeredness and awareness of affective cues with African Americans patients and that activate African American patients to participate in their health care are important strategies for addressing racial/ethnic disparities in health care.

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