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Clinicians 'failing to assess patients' care expectations'

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While most clinicians think it is important to ask patients about their care expectations, most fail to do so, according to a survey of 1,004 nurses and doctors in Denmark, Israel, the UK and the US.

Although 89% of clinicians said it was important to ask about expectations, only 16% reported actually doing so.

Clinicians were most likely to ask in Denmark (31%), followed by the US (16%), UK (13%) and Israel (7%).

Nurses were more likely than doctors to ask (20% versus 12%).

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  • michael stone

    'While most clinicians think it is important to ask patients about their care expectations, most fail to do so'

    Well, if they don't actually ask, they cannot 'think it important' - can they !

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