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physician empathyPhysicians’ Empathy and Clinical Outcomes for Diabetic Patients.

Academic Medicine: March 2011 – Volume 86 – Issue 3 – pp 359-364. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182086fe1.

Authors: Hojat, Mohammadreza PhD; Louis, Daniel Z. MS; Markham, Fred W. MD; Wender, Richard MD; Rabinowitz, Carol; Gonnella, Joseph S. MD.

From the abstract:

“The hypothesis of a positive relationship between physicians’ empathy and patients’ clinical outcomes was confirmed, suggesting that physicians’ empathy is an important factor associated with clinical competence and patient outcomes.”

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