Dr. Andy

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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Great Medical Writing

From an article in the April issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
The panel recommended that instead of asking questions that elicit yes or no responses (eg, “How’s your asthma?”), HCPs use specific questions related to QoL to get a more complete picture of a patient’s control.
HCPs are health care providers and QoL is quality of life. Even better, the article is about IMPROVING COMMUNICATION between patients and health care providers


At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Jason said...

Perhaps the authors should work on their own communication..."How's yor asthma?" isn't a "yes" or "no" question, but used as an example of one.

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Dr. Andy said...

Thanks Jason!

FWIW I know Jason well and he often conmplains about my sarcasm.


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