Table 4

Content analysis of coded references in students’ letter underlined by experts and patients
Coding category No. underlined terms
Patient Expert 1 Expert 2 Expert 1 + 2 (de-duplicated)
Unsuitable phrases 14 (13.1%) 46 42 81 (22.4%)
Technical terms unclear to a lay reader 69 (64.5%) 99 55 138 (38.1%)
Insufficient or vague recommendations 11 (10.3%) 5 14 18 (5.0%)
Grammatical and spelling errors 0 (0.0%) 32 14 42 (11.6%)
Lack of knowledge or incorrect statements 12 (11.2%) 45 35 74 (20.4%)
Overt flattery to the patient 1 (0.9%) 5 5 9 (2.5%)
Total 107 (100%) 232 165 362 (100%)

Mrduljaš Đujić et al.

Mrduljaš Đujić et al. BMC Medical Education 2013 13:114   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-114

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