Patients Feel Comfortable Talking to Their Providers about Sensitive Issues, but Providers Don't Often Ask

Brief

Patients Feel Comfortable Talking to Their Providers about Sensitive Issues, but Providers Don't Often Ask

September 15, 2017

Abstract

  • Most adults feel comfortable talking to their usual health care provider about potentially sensitive issues that are relevant to health care, but providers don’t often ask about these issues.
  • Providers are more likely to ask about potentially sensitive issues with adults who have lower incomes, adults who have health problems, and adults who have difficulty obtaining care because they cannot afford it.
  • Even with patients in vulnerable populations, providers rarely ask about potentially sensitive issues.
Research Area: 

Centers

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