Journal article

FACTORS AFFECTING THE SELECTION OF PRIMARY MEDICAL-CARE AGENCY IN THE WESTERN REGION OF MELBOURNE - AN INTERVIEW STUDY OF ADULT PATIENTS

DR DUNT, F OBERKLAID, MJ TEMPLESMITH

COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES | PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC AUSTRALIA INC | Published : 1988

Abstract

An interview study investigating attitudinal and other factors influencing the selection of primary medical care (PMC) agency is described. It focuses on adult patients excluding those with trauma of medical/surgical emergencies and was conducted in part of the Western Region of Melbourne in late 1983, the period immediately prior to the introduction of Medicare. It is based on a cross‐sectional survey of in‐hours attenders of eight general practices (GP), the Western Region (Community) Health Centre (WRCHC) and the general clinic of the casualty department at the Western General Hospital (WGH). Attenders of these different services differed significantly in their socio‐demographic character..

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