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Patient-physician fit: an exploratory study of a multidimensional instrument.

Authors
  • Schwartz, Alan
  • Hasnain, Memoona
  • Eiser, Arnold R
  • Lincoln, Elizabeth
  • Elstein, Arthur S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
26
Issue
2
Pages
122–133
Identifiers
PMID: 16525166
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients often prefer behaviors other than how their physicians prefer to behave. Preference fit is associated with enhanced patient satisfaction. Physicians should attend to whether patients want religion and other nonmedical aspects of their lives considered. Health plans may wish to provide tools to help patients choose physicians by fit.

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