The requirements of 500 general practitioners from a hospital department of cardiology were sought and assessed from a questionnaire.
One hundred and twenty two general practitioners caring for 766 384 patients responded.
The most important inpatient service requirement was that cardiologists should be responsible for the management of patients with acute myocardial infarction and other acute cardiac conditions.
The expertise and reputation of the consultant cardiologist and the waiting time for an appointment were the two most important outpatient service requirements.
The least important aspect was the time patients waited in clinic to see a doctor.
Fundholders considered price of outpatient consultations to be unimportant.
Waiting times for cardiac catheterisation and non-invasive cardiac investigations together with the quality of the investigation equipment and the technical staff were all considered to be important requirements.
Most general practitioners wanted protocols for managing common cardiac conditions.
The majority wanted an open access investigation service to reduce outpatient waiting times.
Those who did not want an open access service explained that they would not be confident in interpreting the results or deciding subsequent management.
An understanding of the requirements of general practitioners is helpful in planning and developing hospital services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Cardiologie, Questionnaire, Demande, Médecin généraliste, Délai, Exploration, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Cardiology, Questionnaire, Demand, General practitioner, Time lag, Exploration, Human, Cardiovascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0248446
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 01/03/1996.