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Correspondence
Response to the letter to the editor by Drs Merchant and Federman
  1. Kevin J O'Leary1,
  2. Audrey Killarney1,
  3. Luke O Hansen1,
  4. Sasha Jones1,
  5. Megan Malladi2,
  6. Kelly Marks2,
  7. Hiren M Shah1
  1. 1Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  2. 2Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kevin J O'Leary, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, 211 E Ontario, 7th floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA; keoleary{at}nmh.org

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We were pleased to read the letter from Drs Merchant and Federman as we had hoped that our study would prompt deeper thought and further discussion about interprofessional bedside rounds.1 Like Drs Merchant and Federman, we were disappointed that the intervention used on our study, patient-centred bedside rounds (PCBR), did not result in improved patients’ perceptions of shared decision making, activation or satisfaction with care. Merchant and Federman state that prior studies have shown that patients prefer their team conduct rounds at the bedside. We wish to point out that the studies cited …

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