Accuracy of patient understanding of common medical phrases

JAMA Network

About The Study: The findings of this survey study of 215 adults suggest that several common phrases are misunderstood when used in a medical setting, with the interpreted meaning frequently the exact opposite of what is intended.

Authors: Michael Pitt, M.D., of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.42972)

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