Physician-Patient Communications Resource Center
Many of the complaints state medical boards receive from patients can be linked at some level to communication issues between physicians and patients – even if the complainant is not aware that communication is the problem. To help address this problem, the Federation of State Medical Boards has developed this resource center to inform physicians on the kinds of communication issues that can lead to complaints from their patients.
State Medical Board Newsletter Articles
- "Identifying transparency in physician communication," by Lynne Robins, Ph.D., Saskia Witteborn, Ph.D., Lanae Miner, M.D., and others in Patient Education and Counseling 83, pp. 73-79, 2011
- Alexander G, Casalino LP, Meltzer DO. Patient-Physician Communication About Out-of-Pocket Costs. JAMA. 2003;290(7):953-958.
- Patients' Perspectives on Ideal Physician Behaviors. Neeli M. Bendapudi, Leonard L. Berry, Keith A. Frey, Janet Turner Parish, William L. Rayburn. Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic 1 March 2006
- Patient-Physician Communication: Why and How. John M. Travaline, MD; Robert Ruchinskas, PsyD; Gilbert E. D'Alonzo, Jr, DO. J Am Osteopath Assoc January 2005 105:13-18
- Olson DP, Windish DM. Communication Discrepancies Between Physicians and Hospitalized Patients. Arch Intern Med.2010;170(15):1302-1307.
- Levinson W, Pizzo PA. Patient-Physician Communication: It's About Time. JAMA. 2011;305(17):1802-1803.