The patient-doctor relationship: a synthesis of the qualitative literature on patients' perspectives.

@article{Ridd2009ThePR,
  title={The patient-doctor relationship: a synthesis of the qualitative literature on patients' perspectives.},
  author={Matthew J Ridd and Alison R. G. Shaw and Glyn Lewis and Chris Salisbury},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2009},
  volume={59 561},
  pages={e116-33}
}
BACKGROUND The patient-doctor relationship is an important but poorly defined topic. In order to comprehensively assess its significance for patient care, a clearer understanding of the concept is required. AIM To derive a conceptual framework of the factors that define patient-doctor relationships from the perspective of patients. DESIGN OF STUDY Systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies. METHOD Medline, EMBASE, PsychINFO and Web of Science databases were searched… CONTINUE READING