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Patient education is a topic about which many medical professionals hope that someone else on their staff will become enthusiastic. It is difficult not to be in favor of patient education: Patients and their families request it, behavioral researchers have shown its efficacy in reducing distress and promoting adherence, and hospital administrators have decided that it is necessary in quality care. But while the idea is attractive, the development of programs is not easily achieved. Putting together an effective and economical program is difficult and time consuming, and few commercially prepared, high-quality programs are available. Cancer chemotherapy is an area
Understanding Chemotherapy.. Ann Intern Med. ;100:623–624. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-4-623_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(4):623-624.
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