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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by Seth A. Eisen, M.D., M.Sc.


The Challenge of Patient-Provider Communication in Ambulatory Care
by Al Perry M.P.A., M.H.A., FACHE Director, VA Central California Health Care System

Response to Commentary

Good Communication Is Not Magic
by James Tulsky, M.D., Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care Durham VA Medical Center

Research Highlights

Exam Room Computing and the Physician-Patient Relationship
by Richard M. Frankel, Ph.D., The Richard L. Roudebush VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Importance of Clinician-Patient Communication Behaviors
by Howard S. Gordon, M.D., Jesse Brown VAMC and the VA HSR&D Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Chicago, Illinois

Safe and Effective Communication to Prevent Diagnostic Errors
by Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H., VA HSR&D Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, Texas

The Case for Communication Intervention
by Bruce S. Ling, M.D., M.P.H., Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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