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Table 2 Items peaking at more than 50% of “very important”, according to gender and existing chronic disease

From: Communication, continuity and coordination of care are the most important patients' values for family medicine in a fee-for-services health system

Item Sample Gender Chronic disease
  % of total Male Female p Yes No p
I understand clearly what this GP explains 70 59 78 0.04 67 70 0.27
GP knows when to refer me to a medical specialist 68 59 71 0.04 67 65 0.58
GP takes me seriously 64 49 75 < 0.01 71 58 0.06
GP treats me as a person not as a medical problem 64 54 70 < 0.01 70 58 0.10
GP knows information about my medical background 64 57 70 0.07 70 60 0.16
GP listens attentively 63 48 76 < 0.01 68 60 0.22
GP asks questions about my health problem 60 46 72 < 0.01 55 63 0.32
GP is polite 60 43 74 < 0.01 59 60 0.93
GP involves me in making decisions about treatment 57 42 70 < 0.01 51 60 0.25
GP gives me instructions on what to do when things go wrong 54 52 53 0.59 51 53 0.84
GP has my medical records at hand 54 42 65 < 0.01 57 52 0.57
GP asks me if I have any questions 53 37 48 0.08 47 39 0.27
GP does not give me the feeling to be under time pressure 52 39 62 < 0.01 55 48 0.32
I know which doctor I will see 52 42 59 0.02 55 48 0.32
I adhere to the agreed treatment plan 51 38 61 < 0.01 50 50 0.90
I keep to my appointment 50 43 53 0.15 49 48 0.77