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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 March; 30(212): 137–138.
PMCID: PMC2159493

Patients' attitudes to doctors


A survey was conducted on 1,012 people in the Oxford Region to determine their general attitude to doctors' age, sex and colour and to various aspects of doctor/patient communication. Results indicate that whereas there were no prejudices about appearance there was a significant degree of dissatisfaction with information given by doctors in general and hospital doctors in particular.

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