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Sitting should be part of doctors' bedside manner, KU research finds

Kansas City Star, April 8, 2010
Patients gave their doctor significantly higher marks for satisfaction and thought they had spent more time with him when he sat—rather than stood—by their bedsides, researchers at the University of Kansas Hospital found. In fact, the doctor the researchers studied actually spent slightly less time with patients when he sat with them. And he gave his patients much less time than they realized.