This study investigated patient expectations by distributing surveys to family physicians and patients of family physicians. Both subject groups were given the same survey with the exception of demographic questions. Physicians were instructed. to answer the items as they felt their patients would, while the patients were instructed to answer the items with regard to family physicians in general. Comparisons were made between the patients' and physicians' responses and between the responses of demographic groups within the patient sample. Significant differences were found to occur between the patients' and physicians' responses and between the different age groups and different genders within the patient sample.
Farrar, Mary Eva, "Expectations of Family Physicians Perceptions of the Doctor and Patient" (1995). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 57.