Table 3

For non-private clinical encounters, association among provider characteristics, alterations in history-taking and physical exam and reported patient outcomes

Provider-reported history-taking/exam alterations and outcomesProvider characteristics
Providers who usually† evaluate patients in hallwayProviders who have practised ≥10 yearsProviders of male gender
History-taking alterationOR
(95% CI)
OR
(95% CI)
OR
(95% CI)
 When non-dyad‡1.47
(0.67 to 3.25)
1.24
(0.63 to 2.44)
0.99
(0.51 to 2.0)
 When patient is in hallway†0.90
(0.46 to 1.76)
0.551.06
(0.61 to 1.86)
 When patient accompanied by someone†0.28
(0.22 to 1.64)
1.44
(0.76 to 2.74)
0.89
(0.46 to 1.69)
 Altered history-taking because non-dyad‡ and led to delay or diagnostic error2.34 (1.33 to 4.11)*1.09
(0.71 to 1.67)
0.80
(0.51 to 1.26)
Physical exam alterationOR
(95% CI)
OR
(95% CI)
OR
(95% CI)
 When non-dyad‡1.94 (1.19 to 3.14)*1.49 (1.00–2.22)*0.96
(0.64 to 1.43)
 When patient is in hallway†0.62
(0.22 to 1.71)
0.83
(0.35 to 1.95)
1.05
(0.45 to 2.50)
 When patient accompanied by someone†1.082
(0.52 to 2.27)
1.57
(0.86 to 2.88)
0.81
(0.43 to 1.54)
 Altered exam because of non-dyad and led to delay or diagnostic error1.81
(0.91 to 3.60)
1.19
(0.71 to 2.02)
1.10
(0.64 to 1.99)
  • *Statistically significant, P<0.05.

  • †Always/often.

  • ‡Non-dyad=EITHER hallway patient OR patient accompanied by someone.