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Comment & Response
April 2, 2014

Training for Effective Patient Communication

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
JAMA. 2014;311(13):1355. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1757

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.

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