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The medical interview is the most frequently used tool in clinical medicine. It is estimated that a health care practitioner may conduct as many as 150 000 interviews during a career. The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with patients may be one of the most powerful skills that a physician can acquire, because the quality of the data obtained in the interview is at the core of successful diagnosis and treatment.
Those of us who teach medical students and residents the basics of the medical interview may want to know how this book is different from, or better than,
The Medical Interview: The Three-Function Approach. Ann Intern Med. ;115:501–502. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-6-501_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(6):501-502.
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