[Patient satisfaction from the contact with the physician].

Polski merkuriusz lekarski : organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego

PubMedID: 10365607

Baranski J. [Patient satisfaction from the contact with the physician]. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 1999;6(33):171-2.
The satisfaction of a patient at the contact with a doctor results from realisation of patient's emotional and medical needs by the doctor. Lack of satisfaction reduces patient's ability to acquire and memorize information, causes unwillingness to follow doctor's instructions, eliminates the need of prophylactic examinations and decreases the level of rational response to disease symptoms. It is an emotional barrier which often makes it impossible to archive therapeutic aim.