Cómo eligieron los pacientes a sus osteópatas: Un estudio de métodos mixtos

How patients chose osteopaths: A mixed methods study
Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Policy makers in the U.K. and elsewhere emphasize the importance of patient choice in healthcare with initiatives such as «Choose and Book» which allows patients to choose specific hospitals and clinics. The choice of individual clinician is of particular interest as it forms the starting point of the therapeutic relationship which is central to all patient outcomes. Research on patient decision-making demonstrates that the patient’s social context influences their decisions to use CAM. The objective of this study was to explore how patients choose individual osteopaths to consult; to test whether patients’ preferences for osteopaths depend on gender, the osteopath’s qualifications and the cost of treatment; to explore patients’ perspectives … MORE

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