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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Identifying the Problem: Patient Perspective (continued)

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  • "We were raised to do what the doctor says; we don't want to offend by questioning them."
  • "Doctors need to learn how we think. We are speaking different languages."
  • "I am not as compulsive about my own care as I was of my husband's."
  • "I don't keep a medication list; my doctor knows what I take."

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