The effect of families on the process of outpatient visits in family practice.

@article{Main2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of families on the process of outpatient visits in family practice.},
  author={Deborah S. Main and Sherry Holcomb and Perry W Dickinson and Benjamin F. Crabtree},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 10},
  pages={888}
}
OBJECTIVES Our goal was to describe how physician knowledge of patients' families affects the processes of patient care in family practices. STUDY DESIGN Using a multimethod comparative case study design, detailed dictated field notes were recorded after direct observation of patient encounters and the office environment as part of the Prevention and Competing Demands in Primary Care Study. We identified domains of outpatient visits in which patients were accompanied by a family member or in… CONTINUE READING