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Doctor-Patient Relationship Influences Patient Engagement

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A physician’s approach to the doctor-patient relationship may affect how engaged patients are in their health care, according to a new study.

Marie Ennis-O’Connor‘s insight:

According to the report: Patients with chronic illnesses whose doctors communicate well, treat them fairly and respectfully, and have more contact with them outside of office visits are more involved in their health care than are patients whose doctors lack these behaviors.

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