gastroenterology
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Access to specialist correspondence has no effect on knowlege, anxiety

Giving patients access to written communication between gastroenterologists and GPs does not lead to an improved understanding of their medical condition or reduce anxiety, research shows. The study led by gastroenterologists from the Royal Melbourne Hospital involved 70 patients who required an urgent endoscopic procedure. Patients were randomised to a group that were sent copies ...

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