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Response to requests for general practice out of hours: geographical analysis in north west England

Munro, J.F., Maheswaran, R. and Pearson, T. (2003) Response to requests for general practice out of hours: geographical analysis in north west England. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 57 (9). pp. 673-674. ISSN 1470-2738

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Abstract

The organisation of out of hours general practice (GP) in the UK has changed rapidly in recent years as practice based rotas and deputising services have given way to GP cooperatives in many areas. At the same time, the proportion of patients contacting an out of hours service who receive telephone advice only, rather than a face to face consultation, has risen substantially, although patients continue to express strong preferences for personal contact with a doctor out of hours. We examined the effect of the distance of the patient from the primary care centre on the doctor’s decision to see the patient face to face.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2003 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 04:05
Published Version: http://jech.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/57/9/...
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1136/jech.57.9.673
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/312

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