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Rudeness provokes most complaints against doctors in Saskatchewan

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:771
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Rudeness of doctors features in “a very high proportion” of complaints received by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, its registrar, Dr Dennis Kendel, said this week.

    “By far the most common complaint that patients make about physicians is that they were unspeakably ‘rude’ in the course of providing treatment,” says an article reporting an interview with Kendel in the electronic version of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (

    The article also quotes Dr …

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