Dulcet tones of a surgeon's voice may have a hidden meaning

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 10 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:297
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Surgeons who speak with a dominating tone and who sound less concerned in conversation with their patients than other surgeons are more likely to have been sued for malpractice.

    In what is described as the first study to show clear links between communication and malpractice among surgeons, researchers found that sampling just a few seconds of conversations between doctors and patients was sufficient to …

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