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Communication behaviors and patient autonomy in hospital care: A qualitative study

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Communication behaviors and patient autonomy in hospital care: A qualitative study

Abstract:
“Background: Little is known about how hospitalized patients share decisions with physicians. Methods: We conducted an observational study of patient-doctor communication on an inpatient medicine service among 18 hospitalized patients and 9 physicians. A research assistant (RA) approached newly hospitalized patients and their physicians before morning rounds and obtained consent. The RA audio recorded morning rounds, and then separately interviewed both patient and physician. Coding was done using integrated analysis..."

Citation: Berger, Z. D., Boss, E. F., & Beach, M. C. (2017). Communication behaviors and patient autonomy in hospital care: A qualitative study. Patient Education and Counseling, 100(8), 1473-1481. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2017.03.006

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