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La "satisfaction" du médecin lors d'une première consultation diffère-t-elle selon l'origine du patient? Une étude prospective. [Does physician's satisfaction with an initial consultation differ according to the patient's origin? A prospective study].
Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift
Difficulties in the doctor-patient relationship may arise because of differences in socio-cultural background. The aim of this study was to evaluate the doctors' satisfaction in an ambulatory care setting when confronted with 3 different cultural groups (Swiss, foreign residents, refugees) and to review some preconceived ideas. Actually, the foreign population did not consult more often in emergencies than the Swiss population, nor did it present more frequently with somatizations in first interview. However, the doctors felt globally less satisfied with the refugees than with the other patients, mainly because of communication difficulties and therefore a less satisfying doctor-patient relationship. Nevertheless, the doctors felt they had the same diagnostic accuracy in the 3 groups. Studies on the satisfaction of primary care doctors are important, because the quality of the doctor-patient relationship directly influences the quality of medical care.
Adult, Communication Barriers, Diagnosis, Emigration and Immigration, Ethnic Groups, Humans, Job Satisfaction, Physician-Patient Relations, Physicians, Family, Prospective Studies, Refugees
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