Objectives-To investigate the extent of problems in recruiting general practitioners and to determine which practice characteristics affect recruitment-in particular, to see if practices with deprived patients have more recruitment problems.
Design-Postal questionnaire survey in August 1995.
Subjects-489 consecutive practices that had advertised for a partner in the BMJ from January to April 1995.
Main outcome measures-The number of applicants, the practices'satisfaction with their quantity and quality, and whether a successful appointment was made.
442 (90%) practices replied. 262 practices (60%) were not very satisfied or very dissatisfied with the number of applications they received ; 15 (3%) received no applications.
There was a significant difference in the number of applications received by practices in different NHS regions.
The 32 practices with the highest proportions of patients eligible for deprivation payments received a median of five applicants compared with 10 for practices without deprivation.
Conclusion-There is a widespread problem in recruiting general practitioners.
Recruitment is hardest in areas with the greatest health needs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine générale, Médecin généraliste, Recrutement, Impact socioéconomique, Homme, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Internal medicine, General practitioner, Recruitment, Socioeconomical impact, Human, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0414892
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.