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2011-07-14 08:30:00

SHELTON, Conn., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New studies by SSI and The Research Intelligence Group (TRiG) show that two-thirds of patients around the world feel disrespected by their physicians. Unclear communication is a prime reason for patients' dissatisfaction. About a quarter of patients globally complain that physicians don't answer questions, don't involve them in treatment decisions and use medical terms with no explanation. This appears to be a direct outcome of doctors not...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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