Patients have fewer complications with sympathetic doctors

Patients with sympathetic doctors are more likely to have a better outcome and fewer complications Researchers found a link between a physician's empathy for their patient's condition and the patient's outcomes The study was done by Thomas Jefferson University and Italian researchersThe relationship between diabetic patients and their physicians in Parma, Italy were evaluatedThe results support the beneficial effects of empathy in patient care | UPDATED: 19:33 GMT, 11 September 2012 Patients with more sympathetic, understanding doctors have better outcomes and fewer complications, new research suggests.