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  1. Jurdi, Zahi R. DHA
  2. Crosby, Joseph F. Jr PhD, RPh
  3. Harris, James E. Jr MD
  4. Harvey, Jillian B. PhD, MPH


This qualitative study explores key patient experience impressions responsible for driving quality. Differences between primary and specialty care patient perspectives were analyzed using a mixed-methods design in high-, median-, and low-quality performing practices. We found that primary care patients highly value provider listening, time spent with provider, and consistent and effective coordination of care. Specialty care patients were found to highly value provider clinical skill acumen/outcomes, being kept informed with timely updates and care instructions, and a stress- and pain-free experience. We conclude that differing patient types attach greater value to different elements of their health care experiences.