Journal article

How do colorectal cancer patients rate their GP: a mixed methods study

Tania Blackmore, Lynne Chepulis, Rawiri Keenan, Jacquie Kidd, Tim Stokes, David Weller, Jon Emery, Ross Lawrenson

BMC FAMILY PRACTICE | BMC | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: New Zealand (NZ) has a high incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) and low rates of early diagnosis. With screening not yet nationwide, the majority of CRC is diagnosed through general practice. A good patient-general practitioner (GP) relationship can facilitate prompt diagnosis, but when there is a breakdown in this relationship, delays can occur. Delayed diagnosis of CRC in NZ receives a disproportionally high number of complaints directed against GPs, suggesting deficits in the patient-GP connection. We aimed to investigate patient-reported confidence and ratings of their GP following the diagnostic process. METHODS: This study is a mixed methods analysis of responses to a stru..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC grant number 17/147).