Soc Sci Med 2021 Jun 3;281:114091. Epub 2021 Jun 3.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, 20892, USA; National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, 20892, USA; National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Health, Baltimore, MD, 21224, USA. Electronic address:
Rationale: There is a robust link between patients' expectations and clinical outcomes, as evidenced by the placebo effect. Expectations depend in large part on the context surrounding treatment, including the patient-provider interaction. Prior work indicates that providers' behavior and characteristics, including warmth and competence, can shape patient outcomes. Read More