Brief Patients Feel Comfortable Talking to Their Providers about Sensitive Issues, but Providers Don't Often Ask
Sharon K. Long, Lea Bart
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  • 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 Areas Health and health care
Tags Hospitals and physicians
Policy Centers Health Policy Center