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To the Editor In their study addressing the effects of communication skills training on patient satisfaction and depression scores, Dr Curtis and colleagues1 argued that the lack of effect may be attributable to inaccurate assessment by patients. They discussed the possibility that patients and family members may require specific training to accurately value the improved communication skills resulting from intensive training of caregivers.
Smulders Y. Training for Effective Patient Communication. JAMA. 2014;311(13):1355. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1757