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Table 3 Patient-relevant parameters newly addressed by patients (n = 31)

From: Patients’ perspective on supposedly patient-relevant process and outcome parameters: a cross-sectional survey within the ‘PRO patients study’

Category Outcome n (%)
Body and mind Harmony of body, mind and soul 2 (6.5)
Personality and social life Empowerment 2 (6.5)
Financial security (in case of invalidity) 1 (3.2)
Diagnosis and care processes Confidence in practitioner 9 (29.0)
Inclusion of alternative medicine / treatment methods 7 (22.6)
(Enough) time in physician consultation 6 (19.4)
Being heard 5 (16.1)
Empathy of practitioner 4 (12.9)
Being taken seriously 3 (9.7)
Being understood 2 (6.5)
Sympathy towards practitioner 2 (6.5)
Holistic view on patients’ life circumstances 2 (6.5)
Affordability of health care 2 (6.5)
Equal health care (independent of income, health insurance) 2 (6.5)
Time to follow-up treatment 1 (3.2)