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Concordancing: use of language-based research in medical communication.

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BACKGROUND: The available literature on medical communication reports almost exclusively on observational, qualitative studies. We aimed to apply a novel approach to the analysis of doctor-patient consultation by means of computer concordancing. This methodology, established in linguistic research but rarely applied to professional language, allows both the quantitative and qualitative study of language. METHODS: We analysed the language of 40 doctors and their patients during 373 complete pr...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
353
Issue:
9147
Pages:
108-111
Publication date:
1999-01-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:e12dc9b5-3b08-42b8-bb85-80e0cdeff27b
Source identifiers:
222983
Local pid:
pubs:222983

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