Patient characteristics and experiences associated with trust in specialist physicians.

@article{Keating2004PatientCA,
  title={Patient characteristics and experiences associated with trust in specialist physicians.},
  author={Nancy L. Keating and Tejal K. Gandhi and E. John Orav and David W. Bates and John Z. Ayanian},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={164 9},
  pages={1015-20}
}
BACKGROUND Nearly half of all medical visits are to specialist physicians, yet little is known about patients' outpatient experiences with specialists or how patients' characteristics and experiences are related to trust in specialist physicians. METHODS We surveyed patients who had a new patient visit with a cardiologist, neurologist, nephrologist, gastroenterologist, or rheumatologist practicing in hospital-based practices (response rate, 73%; N = 417) and inquired about their experiences… CONTINUE READING

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