• Study
  • Published May 2016

Communication and shared understanding between parents and resident-physicians at night.

This survey study identified significant communication gaps between parents of hospitalized children and the resident physicians caring for them overnight. Although both parents and physicians rated communication highly, there were differences in parent and physician understanding of the reason for admission, overall plan, and overnight plan, particularly for children with more complex illness. This demonstrates the gap between perceptions of communication and shared understanding.

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