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Table 3 Association between physicians’ empathy, patient adherence and patient perception of medical errors

From: Role of empathy in the perception of medical errors in patient encounters: a preliminary study

  Follow recommendations Return to provider Errors in care
Adjusted OR (95% CI)a Adjusted OR (95% CI)
CARE scoreb
 Low (10–30) Used as reference
 Middle (31–40) 1.5 (0.5–4.3) 7.0 (1.3–37.5) 0.5 (0.1–1.8)
 High (41–50) 2.2 (0.8–5.8) 15.3 (2.9–80.7) 0.2 (0.04–0.6)
  1. Empathy categories defined by Steinhausen et al. [18]
  2. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval (95%)
  3. aAdjusted models controlled for gender and income
  4. bCARE