Study: Bedside Manner Not as Great as Physicians Might Think

Physicians think they communicate better with patients than they actually do, according to one study following internal medicine residents during clinical inpatient encounters published in The Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Researchers studied the frequency of physician-initiated behaviors known to improve patient experience and boost perception of physician empathy, including introducing oneself, explaining one's role in the patient's care, touching the patient, asking open-ended questions and sitting down with the patient.

Read the full article on Becker's Hospital Review.

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