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The Physician-Patient Relationship: The Importance of Good Communication

Good communication with patients has always been essential in orthopaedic practice. It is the "cornerstone" of the physician-patient relationship.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) urges orthopaedic surgeons to use patient-focused communication skills during their direct patient encounters.

Read the AAOS Advisory Statement on The Importance of Good Communication in the Physician-Patient RelationshipAdvisory Statement on The Importance of Good Communication in the Physician-Patient Relationship (http://www.aaos.org/about/papers/advistmt/1017.asp).

Last reviewed: October 2007
AAOS does not endorse any treatments, procedures, products, or physicians referenced herein. This information is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Anyone seeking specific orthopaedic advice or assistance should consult his or her orthopaedic surgeon, or locate one in your area through the AAOS "Find an Orthopaedist" program on this website.
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Advisory Statement on The Importance of Good Communication in the Physician-Patient Relationship (http://www.aaos.org/about/papers/advistmt/1017.asp)
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