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Semiformal attire and a smile


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Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Apr;14(4):16.

Your article “What Do We Really Know About Patient Satisfaction?” [January 2007] suggested that patients prefer that their doctor wear semiformal attire and a smile. What is “semiformal” attire?

Editor's response:

The study cited in the article defined semiformal attire as a long-sleeved shirt and a tie with dark pants for a male doctor and a blouse with a dark skirt or pants for a female doctor.

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