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Ethnicity, Social Class and the Primary Care Medical Visit: The Process of Provider-Patient Communication

Award Year: 2005 Investigator: M. Robin DiMatteo
So much medical information delivered in the mass media - from public health campaigns to drug commercials - concludes by advising the audience to "talk to your doctor." Sounds simple enough, but in fact, research is beginning to suggest that doctor-patient communications can be highly variable, particularly when doctors and patients come from different socio-economic backgrounds. M. Robin DiMatteo, Ph.D.