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Communication about risk--dilemmas for general practitioners. The Department of General Practice Working Group, University of Wales College of Medicine.

Abstract:

Measures of risk frequently contribute to our understanding, prevention, or treatment of disease, but it is important that general practitioners (GPs) explain clinical risks effectively to patients to ensure they are not misunderstood, as risk information can assist in decision-making processes and encourage behavioural change. However, the interpretation of risks by patients and doctors varies. It is argued that problems arise because communication about risk is usually framed in terms of th...

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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
47
Issue:
424
Pages:
739-742
Publication date:
1997-11-05
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:ba20af7c-f632-448e-98a5-427308d221b5
Source identifiers:
431017
Local pid:
pubs:431017

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