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

Authors
  • Johnson, Rachel L
  • Roter, Debra
  • Powe, Neil R
  • Cooper, Lisa A
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of public health
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2004
Volume
94
Issue
12
Pages
2084–2090
Identifiers
PMID: 15569958
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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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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