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How do patients take in and retain information about their health?

Published: 06 September 2017

How much information do patients take in during conversations with health professionals, does this change if they are emotional or anxious, and can we improve their chances of understanding and retaining important messages?

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How do patients take in and retain information about their health?

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This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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