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J R Soc Med. 2002 January; 95(1): 55.
PMCID: PMC1279161

Involving patients...

Dr Blau (November 2001 JRSM, p. 608) wonders why patients sometimes go away unpersuaded by doctors' advice. The answer is a simple four-letter word, time. If you give them long enough, sometimes repeatedly, with enough conviction, even sceptical patients will begin to believe you.


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