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Table 6 Reasons for doctor's dissatisfaction with doctor-patient relationship

From: Doctor's perception of doctor-patient relationships in emergency departments: What roles do gender and ethnicity play?

  Internal Medicine Gynaecology
Categories (%) GW (n = 43) TW (n = 25) GM (n = 47) TM (n = 32) GW (n = 10) TW (n = 13)
Patient unwillingness to cooperate/communicate 62.4 4.0 40.4 18.8 50.0 0
Patient alcohol abuse 7.0 0 27.7 6.3 0 0
Difficult patient 11.6 24.0 10.6 3.1 10.0 15.4
Communication problems 2.3 40.0 0 34.4 0 38.5
Inappropriate utilisation of emergency services 2.3 16.0 10.0 12.5 30.0 23.1
Too little time 4.7 0 0 3.1 0 0
Adequate treatment not possible 0 4.0 4.3 6.3 10.0 7.7
Psychosocial problems 0 0 2.1 0 0 0
Other reasons 9.3 12.0 4.3 15.6 0 15.4
  1. GW = German women, GM = German men, TW = Turkish women, TM = Turkish men; Kruskal-Wallis test, Internal Medicine: p ≤ 0.01; Gynaecology: n.s.