Doctors in a white coat--what do patients think and what do doctors do?

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Source
Scand J Prim Health Care. 1990 Jul;8(2):91-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-1990
Author
T. Anvik
Author Affiliation
Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway.
Source
Scand J Prim Health Care. 1990 Jul;8(2):91-4
Date
Jul-1990
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age Factors
Clothing - psychology
Family Practice
Humans
Norway
Patients - psychology
Questionnaires
Abstract
Patients and general practitioners in northern Norway were asked their opinion on the doctors' use of a white coat in the consultation. 51.9% of the patients wanted their doctor not to wear a white coat, whereas 11.7% of the doctors never wore one. 5.7% of the doctors' staff members never wore a white coat. The patients' preferences were to some extent related to their own doctors' use of a white coat, and there was a significant increase in the demand for a white coat with increasing age of the patients.
PubMed ID
2218160 View in PubMed
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