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Communication factors aid cancer diagnosis disclosure

from HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge

Ensuring disclosure of a gynecological cancer diagnosis takes place in a private setting and that the conversation lasts for more than 10 minutes improves patient satisfaction, according to a study published online in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Lindsay M. Kuroki, M.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues surveyed 100 gynecologic oncology patients using an 83-item tool based on evaluated patient-centered factors, physician behavior and communication skills, and environmental factors. more

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