Journal article

FACTORS AFFECTING THE SELECTION OF DOCTOR OF 1ST CONTACT IN THE WESTERN REGION OF MELBOURNE - AN INTERVIEW STUDY OF PARENTS OF SICK CHILDREN

DR DUNT, F OBERKLAID, MJ TEMPLESMITH

AUSTRALIAN PAEDIATRIC JOURNAL | BLACKWELL SCIENCE | Published : 1988

Abstract

An interview study investigating attitudinal and other factors influencing the selection of primary medical care (PMC) is described. It focuses on parents of sick children, excluding those with trauma or medical/surgical emergencies, and was conducted in part of the Western Region (WR) 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), the general clinic of the casualty departments at the Western General Hospital (WGH), and the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), a teaching hospital outside the region. The most c..

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