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      A microanalysis of the clarity of information in physicians' and patients' discussions of treatment plans with and without language barriers.

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          Physicians and patients discuss treatment plans. If tasks within plans are not described adequately, patients cannot adhere. We evaluated task descriptions, testing whether patient engagement and language barriers affected task clarity.

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          Journal
          Patient Educ Couns
          Patient education and counseling
          1873-5134
          0738-3991
          Apr 2016
          : 99
          : 4
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Health Services Research Center (HØKH), Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway. Electronic address: jennifer.gerwing@gmail.com.
          [2 ] Norwegian Center for Minority Health Research (NAKMI), Oslo Universitetssykehus HF, avd. Ullevål, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: thor.indseth@nakmi.no.
          [3 ] Health Services Research Center (HØKH), Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway; Institute of Clinical Medicine, Campus Ahus, University of Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: pal.gulbrandsen@medisin.uio.no.
          Article
          S0738-3991(15)30093-8
          10.1016/j.pec.2015.10.012
          26561309
          Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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