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Good Patient

What patients want from their doctors

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1294
  1. Mike Stone, director
  1. Patients Association, Harrow

    Patients want many things from their doctors, not all of which are possible. Below, however, is a list of things that patients seem to want from their doctor and which should be possible.

    • Eye contact—There is nothing worse than walking into a consulting room and not getting any eye contact from the doctor. It happened to me only last week; I knocked on the door, to be greeted with “Come” and …

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