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"Findings in the study indicate that respondents in a health interview tend to report conditions that are important to them—i.e., conditions that are severe, costly, or require treatment. Differences in reporting of conditions in the interview were associated with differences in communication between physician and patient. The number and recency of medical visits for a condition were factors closely related to the reporting of conditions. Recent impact of a condition, such as pain, emotional stress, or days in bed, had a greater effect on reporting than did the more general types of impact—e.g., routine medication or restrictions in diet.
Interview Data on Chronic Conditions Compared with Information Derived from Medical Records.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-5-1128_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(5):1128.
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