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The Patient–Physician Relationship

The Death of Intimacy

Cohen, Wayne R., MD

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002954
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New technology and approaches to cost control have diluted the intimacy that characterized the patient–physician relationship.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona.

Corresponding author: Wayne R. Cohen, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 4841 North Valley View Road, Tucson, AZ 85718; email: cohenw@email.arizona.edu.

Financial Disclosure The author did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

The author has indicated that he has met the journal's requirements for authorship.

Peer review history is available at http://links.lww.com/AOG/B181.

Received July 28, 2018

Received in revised form August 19, 2018

Accepted August 23, 2018

© 2018 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.