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J Med Assoc Thai. 2002 Mar;85(3):361-8.

Good doctor: what the good and bad attributes are.

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Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Abstract

This study aimed to find the good and bad attributes of a doctor from people besides doctors themselves.

MATERIAL AND METHOD:

One thousand, one hundred people were asked to complete a 120 item questionnaire on the good and bad attributes of doctors in Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. The sample groups comprised of patients, patients' relatives, and hospital personnel.

RESULTS:

Forty-four per cent of them responded. The top three good attributes were; to have good knowledge, to have a good rapport and to deal with a patient carefully. The top three bad attributes were; to be immodest in handling a female patients, being deceptive, and neurotic or having a psychiatric problem. Some good and bad attributes were different among different groups.

DISCUSSION:

Comparison with other studies was discussed including the limitation and application of this study.

PMID:
12117027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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