communication mismatch

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communication mismatch


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  

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