Doctor–patient communication competencies are being assessed by psychometrically sound communication assessment tools,5 mobile information and communication systems,6 database and multimedia authoring tools,7 and the Medical House Call tool. These techniques and tools can only be applied to patients capable of communicating.If the patients are not capable of communicating as they are admitted to the emergency room, coupled with the limited time, the strategies are prone to failure. Therefore, for doctors communication and interpersonal skills, are as important as clinical skills and medical knowledge.
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