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Effectiveness of empathy in general practice: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of General Practice, January 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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3 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
48 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

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217 Dimensions

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85 Mendeley
Title
Effectiveness of empathy in general practice: a systematic review
Published in
British Journal of General Practice, January 2013
DOI 10.3399/bjgp13x660814
Pubmed ID
Authors

Frans Derksen, Jozien Bensing, Antoine Lagro-Janssen

Abstract

Empathy as a characteristic of patient-physician communication in both general practice and clinical care is considered to be the backbone of the patient-physician relationship. Although the value of empathy is seldom debated, its effectiveness is little discussed in general practice. This literature review explores the effectiveness of empathy in general practice. Effects that are discussed are: patient satisfaction and adherence, feelings of anxiety and stress, patient enablement, diagnostics related to information exchange, and clinical outcomes.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 5%
Denmark 1 1%
France 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
New Zealand 1 1%
Unknown 74 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 66 78%
Student > Master 66 78%
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 51%
Researcher 42 49%
Student > Doctoral Student 36 42%
Other 121 142%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 157 185%
Psychology 65 76%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 42%
Unspecified 34 40%
Social Sciences 25 29%
Other 57 67%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 82. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 August 2019.
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#208,581
of 13,638,704 outputs
Outputs from British Journal of General Practice
#92
of 2,962 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,671
of 250,531 outputs
Outputs of similar age from British Journal of General Practice
#2
of 46 outputs
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