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September 8, 1999

Agenda Setting in the Patient-Physician Relationship

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

JAMA. 1999;282(10):942-943. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-10-jbk0908

To the Editor: In their article on soliciting the patient's agenda, Dr Marvel and colleagues1 revisit the research of Beckman and Frankel2 and urge adoption of the term "redirection" over "interruption." Even more important is their focus on full and complete agenda setting, establishing a positive and measurable communication objective that can be taught, practiced, and evaluated.