Empathy link to smooth patient recovery: study

Italian researchers studied almost 21,000 patients and measured the empathy levels of 242 physicians via a scaled survey.

The patients of physicians who were from the group scoring highest on the empathy scale had lower rates of acute metabolic complications.

“These findings also support the recommendations of such professional organisations as the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Board of Internal Medicine of the importance of assessing and enhancing empathic

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