Can the feedback of patient assessments, brief training, or their combination, improve the interpersonal skills of primary care physicians? A systematic review

Peer reviewed article

Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi, Peter Bower

Publication details

Number of pages: 10
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English


The aim of this review is to determine the effectiveness of patient based feedback, brief training and their combination on the interpersonal skills of physicians to improve the quality of care.

This review found very limited evidence on the effectiveness of both feedback and brief training interventions due to the small numbers of trials conducted so far. Thus any conclusion on effectiveness of these methods is preliminary. This review recommends further research in this area.