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Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2004 Jul;17(97):95-7.

[Patients' expectations for medical care--concepts, typology, research methods].

[Article in Polish]

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Zakład Medycyny Rodzinnej i Pielegniarstwa Srodowiskowego AM w Białymstoku.


The article reviews literature concerning patients' expectations for medical care. The concept of expectations, typology and research methods are discussed. The author indicates the need for in-depth investigations to determine how patients define their expectations. Qualitative techniques are of help. The standardization of terminology will enable a comparison of patients' expectations in Poland with patients' expectations in other countries.

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