Important in all aspects of medicine. However there can be wide variation. Just as there is wide variation in patient communication perception. Good GP communicators tend to aggregate together in practices with other good communicators, meaning that patients in a poorly rated GP practice for communication skills face more variability in individual patient contact
- ↑ Roberts MJ, Campbell JL, Abel GA, Davey AF, Elmore NL, Maramba I, Carter M, Elliott MN, Roland MO, Burt JA. Understanding high and low patient experience scores in primary care: analysis of patients' survey data for general practices and individual doctors. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 2014; 349:g6034.(Epub) - note:Précis of article entitled "Variation in doctors' communication skills within and between general practices: analysis of patients' survey data"
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