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Background and Objective :There are several risk factors related to the complaints on the services of physicians and nurses including communication skill of medical personnel,patients and relatives, experience of complaint and standards of care in the hospital. However, the study on risk factors related to the patient complaints is not clearly understood. Studying of patient complaints in healthcare services is being used as a tool for reduce the risk of a patient complaints. This study aimed to analyze and compare the relationship between physicians' complaint and its associated factors in the northeastern region of Thailand.
Method:159 subjects were doctors and nurses in the northeastern region of Thailand who attended the academic meeting of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. between 18 - 19 August 2011 and 9 - 10 July 2012
Results:This study found that the subjects had experienced in the patient complaints was 64.8 percent and 61.0percent was civil case. The majority of the complaints were directly related to poor communication (93.0%), patients and relatives (81.1%) and clinical care (71.1%), respectively.
Conclusion:Improving the physician's interpersonal skills, patients and relatives as well as clinical care can increase patient satisfaction and reduce the risk of a patient complaints.
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