Table 3

Characteristics of encounter between doctor and patient

Dimensions

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PRS

Doctor-patient-relationship and Support

Communication skills

Trust

Professional care

Information and advice


1 Vitals.com

Bedside manner (caring)/Spending enough time with me

Accuracy in diagnosing a problem/following up as needed after my visit


2 RateMDs.com

Helpfulness (Is the doctor approachable and nice? Is he rude, arrogant, or just plain mean? Does he have a good bed-side manner?)

Knowledge


3 vimo.com

Personal skills: Friendly and approachable

Takes time to answer questions. (Do you feel rushed while talking? Does the doctor show concern for you? Do you have to repeat your case history every time?

Knowledge and skill: Diagnoses problems accurately, recommends best treatment. (Does your doctor have up-to-date medical skills? Can you get recommendation to a specialist easily?)


4 Drscore.com

friendliness and caring attitude/The extent that the doctor includes you in decisions about your care and treatment/How well MD follows-up on any problems or concerns you have

thoroughness of exam or check-up/Ability to get all of the care for your health problem or illness at this clinic.

How well all questions were answered/instructions on how to take care of your illness or health condition


5 checkMD.com

Friendly

Competence

Informative


6 mydochub.com

Personal skills

Listening to you

Knowledge and professionalism


7 doctortree.org

Bedside manner (Do they make you feel comfortable)

Knowledge of medicine


8 Bookofdoctors.com

Personal attention during visit/shows caring & compassion

Ability to communicate

Willingness to make referrals/quality of referrals

Explanation/Coordination of medications


9 Findadoc.com

Bedside manner (attitude and conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient)

Patient confidence

Medical knowledge (how knowledgeable the doctor is in his or her field)


10 healthcarereviews.com

Helpful

Knowledgeable


11 Drscorecard.com


12 Ratemymd.ca

Caring, Helpfulness

Understanding

Medical knowledge


13 Imedo.de

Privacy - upholding the need for a confidential and private atmosphere

Interpersonal factors - was the doctor competent in your estimation

Interpersonal actors - did you feel well-advised by the doctor? (Information on preventative exams, preventative options, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, written information, education)


14 Jameda.de

Friendliness (the doctor's conduct, openness, was the doctor empathetic and considerate)

Did the doctor listen to you enough? Were your questions answered thoroughly and patiently?

Relation of trust - did you feel yourself in good hands with this doctor?

Was the doctor's diagnosis later confirmed? Did he follow up with the appropriate treatment?

Education about illness and treatment/education about illness and treatment (were the explanations understandable to you?)


15 Docinsider.de

Satisfaction with the understanding, empathy, humaneness, being taken seriously, treated as a person; being involved in the decisions (satisfaction with support and advice)

Do you trust this care professional?

Satisfaction with professional competence (thorough and diligent medical treatment, readiness to refer to other specialists)

Satisfaction with information and advice


16 Esando.de

Doctor's friendliness, timeframe

Type and extent of examination

Doctor's explanations, explanation of the results


17 Medf├╝hrer.de

Doctor-patient relation (did the doctor take enough time; how understandable were your instructions after leaving the office)

Medical secretary (satisfaction with the atmosphere of privacy)

Medical services (satisfaction with the professional abilities of the doctor)

Medical services (satisfaction with the information and advice, involvement in the treatment)


18 Helpster.de


19 Topmedic.de

Doctor (patient involvement in choice of alternative therapies, friendliness, readiness to help, respectfulness)

Doctor (maintenance of the atmosphere of privacy)

Doctor (thoroughness of examination, professional competence)

Doctor (comprehensibility of explanation)


20 Die-arztempfehlung.com

I find the relation between my treatment and the ensuing costs to be very good

All of my questions were answered by the doctor and his/her team to my satisfaction


21 Mein-guter-arzt.de

Advice


Reimann and Strech BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:332   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-332

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