Postal survey of patients'satisfaction with a general practice out of hours cooperative.
To assess patients'satisfaction with out of hours care by a general practice cooperative compared with that by a deputising service.
Postal questionnaire survey.
A general practice cooperative in London and a deputising service operating in an overlapping area.
Weighted samples of patients receiving telephone advice, a home visit, or attending a primary care centre after contacting either service in an eight week period.
Main outcome measures
Patients'overall satisfaction and scores for specific aspects of satisfaction.
Satisfaction with telephone advice or attendance at centre compared with home visit.
Relation between satisfaction and patient's age, sex, ethnic group, car ownership, preference for consulting own doctor, and expectation of a visit.
The overall response rate was 67% (1555/2312).
There was little difference in overall satisfaction between patients contacting the cooperative or the deputising service, but patients contacting the latter were less satisfied with the explanation and advice received and the wait for a visit There were significant differences between patients in different age and ethnic groups, with white patients and those aged over 60 years being more satisfied. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Consultation, Cabinet groupe, Cabinet médical, Questionnaire, Poste, Evaluation, Satisfaction, Homme, Malade, Remplaçant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Consultation, Group practice, Doctor office, Questionnaire, Postal service, Evaluation, Satisfaction, Human, Patient
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0326072
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 12/09/1997.