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Improving Patient Outcomes through Effective Caregiver-Clinician Communication and Relationships Expert Meeting

On May 17-18, 2018, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) convened an expert meeting on the role and impact of caregivers in clinical interactions, which was sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), at the NAS Historic Building in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting was to solicit expert views through formal presentations and open discussion on the gaps in knowledge related to how caregiver involvement in clinical settings affects patient-clinician interactions and relationships and, ultimately, the patient’s clinical outcomes and well-being. A meeting summary (PDF, 595K), is available.