The ideal consultation

Br J Hosp Med. 1992 Mar;47(5):364-7.


Poor communication skills have adverse consequences on physical, psychosocial and economic aspects of health care. The essential elements of an ideal consultation as described lead to more accurate diagnosis, greater patient satisfaction, and more rewarding consultations both professionally and personally.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Protocols / standards
  • Communication*
  • Humans
  • Medical History Taking / standards
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Patient Education as Topic / standards
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Physician-Patient Relations*
  • Referral and Consultation / organization & administration
  • Referral and Consultation / standards*