Irish doctors are top talkers
IRISH doctors and their patients lead the world in their ability to communicate with one another, according to a new global survey.
Ireland recorded a communication score of 66 -- compared to a global average of only 22.
It compares with Australia scoring 49, USA 48, Canada 43, Sweden 37 and Germany 36.
The survey found Irish women gave their doctor-patient communication skills a score of 70 out of the maximum 100.
Men gave a score of 61.