Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 12, 2002
Patients consider dropping doctors who are poor communicators
A new study shows that good communication is the most important consideration for building patients' trust in their physician.

Doctors steer sick patients away from capitated HMOs
Many doctors unwittingly are helping managed care plans

Attitudes towards depression vary with culture
New research carried out by Royal Holloway's Department of Psychology examines the ways in which attitudes towards depression are rooted in culture.

Simple blood test in doctor's office could detect new cases of diabetes
A simple blood test given in the doctor's office could identify millions of patients with previously undetected diabetes, new research reveals.

Organization of health care facility linked to successful patient-physician relationship
The quality of a low-income woman's relationship with her primary care physician is profoundly affected by the way her health care site is organized, according a study published in the January issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
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