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"The best available medical care should not only be given, but the patient and his relatives should feel that this has been given" is the opinion of the author of this carefully documented survey of the attitudes of patients and physicians with respect to hospital care. In fact there are two kinds of tests needed to characterize the efficacy of a medical care regimen, program, or system. The first and most important is the objective assessment of the functional outcome or end result of the care received, and the second is the satisfaction of the patient and his family with
Human Relations and Hospital Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:547–548. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-3-547_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(3):547-548.
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