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A Doctor's Name as a Brand: A Nationwide Survey on Registered Clinic Names in Taiwan.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29857574
ABSTRACT
In countries where the private clinics of physicians can be freely named, registering a clinic with a physician's name is one way to make patients familiar with the physician. No previous study had investigated how clinics make use of this method of personal branding. Therefore, the current study analyzed 10,847 private physician Western medicine clinics in Taiwan. Of those clinics, 31.0% (n = 3363) were named with a physician's full name, 8.9% (n = 960) with a surname, and 8.1% (n = 884) with a given name. The proportion of clinics registered with a physician's name was lower in rural areas (37.3%) than in urban (48.5%) and suburban areas (49.2%), respectively. Among clinics with only one kind of specialist, a physician's name was used most frequently in clinics of obstetrics and gynecology (64.9%), otorhinolaryngology (64.1%), and dermatology (63.4%). In Taiwan, fewer than half of clinics used a physician's name as a brand. The sociocultural or strategic factors and real benefits of doing so could be further studied in the future for a better understanding of healthcare services management.

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Texto completo: Disponible Colección: Bases de datos internacionales Base de datos: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglés Año: 2018 Tipo del documento: Artículo País de afiliación: Taiwán