Effect of facemasks on empathy and relational continuity: a randomised controlled trial in primary care
OPEN BMC family practice | 25 Dec 2013
CK Wong, BH Yip, S Mercer, S Griffiths, K Kung, MC Wong, J Chor and SY Wong
There is limited evidence to support the use of facemasks in preventing infection for primary care professionals. Negative effects on communication has been suggested when the physician wears a facemask. As communication skills and doctor patient relationship are essential to primary care consultations, the effects of doctor’s facemask wearing were explored.
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