Table 6.

Factors Associated with Changes in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

n% Improved% Neutral% WorsenedP
Total (95% CI)22523 (17% to 29%)73 (65–79%)5 (2–13%)
Socioeconomic variables
 Annual Income<0.001
  Less than $15,00023224435
  $50,000 or more7321781
  Less than high school19264232
  Completed high school7329693
  Some college, no graduation6015832
  College graduate or higher degree7121781
  White, non-Hispanic16922772
  Black, non-Hispanic33216118
  Asian, non-Hispanic210000
 Employment status<0.001
  Not employed15332740
  Employed part-time3010873
  Employed full-time10126731
 Health Status0.254
  Poor health1625750
  Good health5524760
  Chronic disease15422717
 Insurance status<0.001
  Insured through work or privately15421763
  Not insured13154639
 Managed care?0.726
Attitudes to health information
 Proactive about health information?0.014
Relationship with health care professionals
 Do you have a regular doctor or health care professional?0.447
 How do you rate the overall level of health care provided by your regular doctor?0.001
  Excellent/very good/good20024752
 Did you get specific intervention requested?0.029