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Comment & Response
July 4, 2017

Physicians Interrupting Patients

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
  • 2Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York
JAMA. 2017;318(1):93. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.6489

To the Editor In his A Piece of My Mind article,1 Mr Mauksch asserted that physicians may have to interrupt patients at times to maintain efficient and effective care. He inferred that our 1984 article, “The Effect of Physician Behavior on the Collection of Data,”2 is responsible for spreading the misconception that interruption is always inappropriate.