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Table 2 The categories of doctor-patient interaction.

From: Doctor-patient interaction in Finnish primary health care as perceived by first year medical students

A. Personal qualities of practitioners
   general interest, empathy, adaptability, approach
   personality factors
B. Communication, interaction, dialogue
   communication styles
   patient information, authority
   influence of continuity of care in doctor-patient relationship
   disturbances in doctor-patient communication
C. Context-related topics
   specific patient groups
   chronic and terminal illness, dying patients
   physical and psychological environment
haste
teamwork/working alone
comprehensiveness of the work
   organisational issues
list system versus conventional system
continuity of care