communication mismatchJoe Segen2016-12-25T09:30:07+00:00
Definition The degree of discordance between the information that Person A intended to provide and the information captured and fully understood by Person B.
Communication mismatches are common in patient-doctor relationships. Such gaps widen as a function of disparities in education and native language.
Some authors separate logic mismatch from communication mismatch, as the former factors in a patient’s thought processing in discordant results.
Synonyms Communication discordance, logic mismatch, mismatch in understanding, understanding mismatch
Reference CA 1998; 48:152