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Measuring quality in the therapeutic relationship--part 1: objective approaches.

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BACKGROUND: The therapeutic relationship is complex. Any attempt to capture its quality in a score or metric must involve an element of reductionism. But policymakers increasingly ignore the unmeasured. AIM: To review the different concepts, theoretical models and empirical approaches which researchers have used to capture the relationship between practitioner and patient in terms of scales, categories and other objective metrics. METHOD: Drawing on the principles of meta-narrative systemati...

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10.1136/qshc.2010.043364

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Journal:
Quality and safety in health care
Volume:
19
Issue:
6
Pages:
475-478
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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EISSN:
1475-3901
ISSN:
1475-3898
URN:
uuid:800abcfe-ca64-4965-af6a-622bbf37bedd
Source identifiers:
504190
Local pid:
pubs:504190

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