Good doctor: what the good and bad attributes are

Boonyanaruthee, V.; Chan-Ob, T.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 85(3): 361-368


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 12117027
Document Number: 1637
This study aimed to find the good and bad attributes of a doctor from people besides doctors themselves. Material and Method: One thousand, one hundred people were asked to complete a 120 item questionnaire on the good and bad attributes of doctors in Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. The sample groups comprised of patients, patients' relatives, and hospital personnel. Results: Forty-four per cent of them responded. The top three good attributes were; to have good knowledge, to have a good rapport and to deal with a patient carefully. The top three bad attributes were; to be immodest in handling a female patients, being deceptive, and neurotic or having a psychiatric problem. Some good and bad attributes were different among different groups. Discussion: Comparison with other studies was discussed including the limitation and application of this study.

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