Background This second report of a study of service provision for patients with schizophrenia describes patients'contact with general practice and general practitioners' (GPs') views ofthe mental health services.
Method A postal questionnaire was sent to the GPs, and patients'primary care records were examined.
Results Datawere collected on 131 subjects.
The majority of patients (96) (73%) were in regular contact with their GP and were consulting for many different reasons ; 27 (21%) were posing particular difficulties for the primary care team.
GPs reported that 27 (21%) patients required additional support and thatthe care arrangements for 50 (38%) patients could be improved if alterations were made to the roles ofthe professionals already involved.
Conclusions GPs are central to service provision for patients with schizophrenia.
Both additional resources and changes in working practices are required to improve patient care.
The service implications of these findings are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Schizophrénie, Psychose, Utilisation, Service santé, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin généraliste, Rôle professionnel, Santé mentale, Soin santé primaire, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Use, Health service, Health staff, General practitioner, Occupational role, Mental health, Primary health care, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0445182
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 03/02/1998.