Being informed key to good doctor-patient relationship

12/19/2008 | NYTimes.com

It's not good for the doctor-patient relationship if patients have blind trust in their physician. A good relationship requires patients to educate themselves about their physician, illness and treatment, writes Dr. Pauline Chen in her New York Times blog. A recent American College of Surgeons survey found that average patient spends an hour or less researching their surgeons or operations.

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