Getting the most from a 20-minute visit

H. Beckman, K. Markakis, A. Suchman, R. Frankel

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The four core skills-active listening, soliciting attribution, providing support, and establishing agreement-are at the heart of the model of co- participation between physician and patient. Used effectively, they provide a mutually satisfying environment in which psychosocial as well as biologic aspects of a problem can be explored in a humane, caring, and surprisingly efficient way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)662-664
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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Beckman, H., Markakis, K., Suchman, A., & Frankel, R. (1994). Getting the most from a 20-minute visit. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 89(5), 662-664.