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dc.contributor.authorSchattner, Ami
dc.contributor.authorBronstein, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorJellin, Navah
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-16T16:49:00Z
dc.date.available2011-06-16T16:49:00Z
dc.date.issued2006-02-28
dc.identifier.citationBMC Health Services Research 2006, 6:21
dc.identifier.issn1472-6963
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/238075
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dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The profound changes in medical care and the recent stress on a patient-centered approach mandate evaluation of current patient priorities. METHODS: Hospitalized and ambulatory patients at an academic medical center in central Israel were investigated. Consecutive patients (n = 274) indicated their first and second priority for a change or improvement in their medical care out of a mixed shortlist of 6 issues, 3 related to patient-physician relationship (being better informed and taking part in decisions; being seen by the same doctor each time; a longer consultation time) and 3 issues related to the organizational aspect of care (easier access to specialists/hospital; shorter queue for tests; less charges for drugs). RESULTS: Getting more information from the physician and taking part in decisions was the most desirable patient choice, selected by 27.4% as their first priority. The next choices - access and queue - also relate to more patient autonomy and control over that of managed care regulations. Patients studied were least interested in continuity of care, consultation time or cost of drugs. Demographic or clinical variables were not significantly related to patients' choices. CONCLUSION: Beyond its many benefits, being informed by their doctor and shared decision making is a top patient priority.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
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dc.titleInformation and shared decision-making are top patients' priorities.
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dc.date.updated2011-06-16T16:49:00Z
dc.rights.holderSchattner et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
prism.publicationNameBMC Health Serv Res
pubs.declined2017-10-11T13:54:30.149+0100
dcterms.dateAccepted2006-02-28
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1186/1472-6963-6-21
dc.identifier.eissn1472-6963
cam.issuedOnline2006-02-28


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