The effect of varying practitioner communication on patients' health status and treatment outcomes
Di Blasi, Zelda
van Dulmen, Sandra
JohnWiley & Sons, Ltd.
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of interventions in which healthcare practitioner communication in face-to-face consultations with patients is experimentally varied in comparison to usual care or contrasted active control interventions, on patient health and treatment outcomes. A secondary aim is to investigate if the intervention effect is modified by intervention type, type of illness, length of follow-up, type of outcome and the way the subjects are exposed to communication in studies (real versus simulated).
Verheul W, Mistiaen P, Di Blasi Z, Kok L, van Dulmen S, Bensing J. The effect of varying practitioner communication on patients’ health status and treatment outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD008791. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008791.
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