Predictors of physician-patient agreement on symptom etiology in primary care.

@article{Greer2006PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of physician-patient agreement on symptom etiology in primary care.},
  author={Joseph Andrew Greer and Richard P. Halgin},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={277-82}
}
OBJECTIVE Primary care patients often report medically unexplained symptoms and may disagree with their physicians about the nature of their presenting complaints. The goals of this study were to explore the level of physician-patient agreement on symptom etiology and to identify predictors of disagreement. METHODS Primary care patients (n = 175) and their physicians rated the extent to which patients' presenting symptoms represented a medical versus a psychological problem. Patients also… CONTINUE READING

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