Patients peeved by sharing, caring GPs

From Australian Doctor, 6 July 2007:
SHARING personal information with a patient during a consultation might seem like a nice way to build a good doctor-patient relationship, but a study has found such disclosure has the opposite effect.
Bringing up personal tidbits interrupted the flow of information between the doctor and patient and used up valuable patient time for no benefit, according to a paper in the Archives of Internal Medicine (25 June). Read more.

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