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CME NOTES Yet another study has been released showing that physicians are not communicating acceptably with patients. Audiotapes of 1,057 patient-physician discussions, made by Clarence H. Braddock, MD, for the University of Washington in Seattle, show that in only 9 percent of the 3,552 clinical decisions made during these discussions did physicians provide adequate information for patients to make informed decisions. Surgeons were slightly better at giving information than primary care

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