Communication in general practice: differences between European countries.

  title={Communication in general practice: differences between European countries.},
  author={Atie van den Brink-Muinen and Peter F Verhaak and Jozien M. Bensing and Ottomar Bahrs and Myriam I Deveugele and L. Gask and Nicola Mead and Francisca Leiva-Fern{\'a}ndez and Ashley P{\'e}rez and Vincent Messerli and L Oppizzi and Michael Peltenburg},
  journal={Family practice},
  volume={20 4},
BACKGROUND Based on differences in national health care system characteristics such as the gatekeeping role of GPs (at the macrolevel) and on diverging GP and patient characteristics (at the microlevel), communication may differ between countries. Knowledge of the influence of these characteristics on doctor-patient communication will be important for setting European health care policies. OBJECTIVES Our objectives were (i) to compare doctor-patient communication in general practice between… CONTINUE READING

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