To BATHE or not to BATHE: patient satisfaction with visits to their family physician.

@article{Leiblum2008ToBO,
  title={To BATHE or not to BATHE: patient satisfaction with visits to their family physician.},
  author={Sandra Risa Leiblum and Eliezer Schnall and Martin Seehuus and Anthony Demaria},
  journal={Family medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={
          407-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND BATHE is an acronym for Background, Affect, Trouble, Handling, and Empathy and refers to specific questions or comments incorporated into a standard medical interview. The BATHE technique was developed as a rapid psychosocial intervention for the assessment of psychological factors that may contribute to patients' physical complaints. The present research was designed to determine whether the use of BATHE significantly increased patient satisfaction during a visit to a family… CONTINUE READING

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