Patients, doctors, and religion In a study conducted by Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, researchers discovered that 61 percent of patients interviewed were likely to pray at least once a day as compared with 29 percent of physicians. Commenting on further research in the study, the September/October 1998 issue of Archives of Family Medicine summarized: "The more religious the patients, the more important it is for them to know their physician's beliefs, share their beliefs with their physician, and want their physicians to pray with them.
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