Surgeon use of medical jargon with parents in the outpatient setting.

Affiliation

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Baltimore, MD, United States. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Unexplained medical terminology impedes clinician/parent communication. We describe jargon use in a pediatric surgical setting.

Keywords

Communication,Decision-making,Jargon,Otolaryngology,Pediatrics,Physician/patient relationship,Tonsillectomy,