GPs have less rapport with obese patients

The Patient-Physician Partnership (Triple P) study, which recorded encounters between 39 urban primary care physicians and 208 patients with hypertension, showed the doctors were 20% less likely to engage in overall rapport building with overweight patients and 15% less likely with obese patients.

The level of emotional rapport between physicians and patients was 35% lower in overweight patients and 31% lower in obese patients.

However, positive or social rapport, and biomedical, psychosocial