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Am Fam Physician. 2000;62(8):1784

The “Diary from a Week in Practice” in the July 1, 2000, issue (page 88) contained an error in the Monday entry. The correct meaning of the acronym BATHE is as follows: B stands for background; A stands for affect (the feeling state); T stands for trouble; H stands for handling; E stands for empathy.

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