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Are patients in the emergency department more satisfied during a visit if the provider sits and are there ways to encourage providers to sit? These are the questions researchers sought to answer in a prospective, controlled pre-post trial. They found that when a provider sat at some point during the visit, patient satisfaction significantly increased. Satisfaction was measured by patient responses to questions about their provider. When a seat was placed in the room with the provider, the odds of the provider sitting increased by 30 percent.