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Barriers to Full Disclosure of Pertinent Facts by Patient

Purpose:

To identify reasons why a patient has not told a physician important facts relevant to medical care.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

economic cost, public health

ICD-10:

Description:

A patient may fail to disclosure important clinical facts for a number of reasons. The astute clinician can often reduce these barriers by establishing a good rapport and a bond of trust with the patient.

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