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11 Seconds: How Long Your Doctor Listens Before Interrupting You | FORBES

Eliciting the Patient’s Agenda- Secondary Analysis of Recorded Clinical Encounters

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Eliciting patient concerns and listening carefully to them contributes to patient-centered care. Yet, clinicians often fail to elicit the patient’s agenda and, when they do, they interrupt the patient’s discourse. (READ MORE from the Journal of General Medicine Study)

A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine showed how soon doctors interrupt their patients during appointment and how many don’t even give their patients a chance to first explain the reason for the visit. Before you say anything and ask any questions, let me continue.

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