Table 3

Comparison between the Arab and European patient-centred infertility care (PCIC) dimensions

Arab PCIC dimensionsEuropean PCIC dimensions
1. Accessibility1. Accessibility
2. Minimising cost*
3. Physical comfort2. Physical comfort
4. Privacy3. Patient involvement* and privacy
5. Staff attitude and communication4. Attitude of and relationship with staff
5. Communication
6. Staff competence6. Competence of clinic and staff
7. Information and education7. Information provision
8. Psychological and emotional support8. Emotional support
9. Continuity and coordination of care9. Coordination and integration,
10. continuity and transition
  • *Indicates the dimension mentioned in one model only.