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Emotional well-being of close relatives to stroke survivors

OBJECTIVE: To compare the well-being of stroke patients’ relatives with that of a reference group, and to identify variables related to the well-being of the relatives. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Outpatient hospital department and patients’ and relatives’ own homes. SUBJECTS: Fifty-four patients one year after a stroke and their closest relatives. A reference population consisted of 419 elderly people drawn at

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Patient-physician communication about out-of-pocket costs

CONTEXT: Out-of-pocket costs account for approximately one fifth of health care expenditures and are increasing. Previous research suggests that these costs are associated with medication nonadherence and considerable economic burden among some patients. Little is known about patient-physician communication regarding these costs. OBJECTIVE: To identify patients’ and physicians’ beliefs and practices regarding

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