A study in the Annals of Family Medicine showed that communication between primary care physicians and patients plays an important role in providing diabetes care, and researchers suggested that providers offer patients information relevant to their experience. New Zealand researchers analyzed interactions between 32 patients with newly diagnosed diabetes and their health care providers via video for six months and found many discussions were out of context or not relevant to the patient's situation or needs.
Research: Individualized physician-patient communication key in diabetes care
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