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Journal Article

Providers contextualise care more often when they discover patient context by asking: meta-analysis of three primary data sets.

Schwartz A, Weiner SJ, Binns-Calvey A, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:159-63.

This meta-analysis of three pooled studies revealed that patient-specific contextual factors, which may affect the care plan, were more often identified when providers specifically elicited such information rather than when it arose spontaneously. This finding demonstrates the benefits of recommended best practices for safe health communication, discussed in a past PSNet interview.