The Eurcomm Study

An international comparative study in six European countries on doctor-patient communication in general practice

Key publications:

  • Van den Brinck-Muiden A, Verhaak P, Bensing J, Bahrs O, Deveugele M, Gask L, Leiva F, Mead N, Messerli V, Oppizzi L, Peltenburg M, Perez A. Doctor-patient communication in different European health care systems: Relevance and performance from the patients’ perspective.  Patient Educ Couns, 2000;39:115-27.
  • Deveugele M, Derese A, Van Den Brink-Muinen A, Bensing J, De Maeseneer J. Consultation length in General Practice: cross sectional study in six European countries.  BMJ 2002; 325:472-7.
  • Deveugele M, Derese A, De Maeseneer J. Is GP-patient communication related to their perceptions of illness severity, coping and social support?  SocSciMed 2002;55:167-75.
  • Van den Brink-Muinen A, Verhaak PFM, Bensing JM, Bahrs O, Deveugele M, Gask L, Mead N, Leiva-Fernandez F, Perez A, Messerli V†,  Oppizzi L, Peltenburg M. Communication in general practice: differences between European countries.  Fam Pract 2003;20:478-85.
  • Deveugele M, Derese A, De Bacquer D, Van den Brink-Muinen A, Bensing J, De Maeseneer J.  Is the communicative behaviour of GPs during the consultation related to the diagnosis?  A cross sectional study in six European countries.  Patient Educ Couns 2004;54:283-9.
  • Deveugele M, Derese A, De Bacquer D, Van den Brink-Muinen A, Bensing J, De Maeseneer J.  Consultation in general practice: a standard operating procedure?  Patient Educ Couns 2004;54:227-33.