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From: Profiles of GPs with high and low self-reported physician empathy—personal, professional, and antibiotic prescribing characteristics

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GP Scores in components of the JSE-HP for high and low empathy profiles. Scores from 1–7 for each of the 20 items on the JSE-HP scale. 1 at center and 7 at the periphery. Perspective taking (PTn), item n = 2,4,5,9,10,13,15–17,20. Compassionate care (CPn), item 1,7,8,11,12,14,18,19. Walking in patient’s shoes(WPSn:), item n = 3,6. Black dashed line: high empathy GPs Black solid line: Low empathy GPs. The abbreviated JSE items are: Understanding patients’ feelings influences treatment”(CP1), “Understanding makes patients feel better(PT2)”, “Viewing patients’ perspectives (WPS3)” “Understanding body language in communication” (PT4), “Sense of humor and clinical outcomes” (PT5), “Taking patients’ perspectives” (WPS6), “Attention to patients’ emotions” (CP7),”Attention to patients’ personal experiences” (CP8), “Standing in patients’ shoes” (PT9),”Understanding is therapeutic to patient” (PT10), Patient-physician emotional ties in medical treatment (CP11), “Life events in understanding physical complaints” (CP12),”Non-verbal cues and body language in understanding patients” (PT13),”Place of emotion in medical treatment” (CP14),” Empathy and clinical success” (PT15), “Understanding emotions in patient-clinician relationship” (PT16), “Thinking like patients for better care” (PT17), “Physician influenced by patients’ personal bonds” (CP18), “Enjoy literature and arts” (CP19) and “Empathy as a therapeutic factor” (PT20). The specific wording of the questions cannot be disclosed due copyright4

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