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The simple words that save lives

Something vs Anything

In a study, one group of physicians were instructed to ask their patients: "Is there anything else you want to address?" The other group were asked to say: "Is there something else you want to address?"

With "anything" 53% of patients raised extra concerns.
With "something" 90% of patients raised extra concerns.

By substituting one word, we can raise a willingness to address concerns.

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