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Outcomes improve when doctors are alert to social and cultural context

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 17 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2390

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Patients do better when doctors notice—then deal with—problems caused by social and cultural factors outside the consulting room, according to an analysis of covertly recorded consultations. Researchers identified 208 recorded consultations at two medical outpatient clinics that included …

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