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  1. The general practitioner as the first contacted health professional by patients with psychosocial problems : a European study.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    There are considerable differences between and within countries in the involvement of general practitioners (GPs) in psychosocial care.

    This study aimed to describe the self-perceived role of GPs in 30 European countries as the first contacted professional for patients with psychosocial problems, and to examine the relationship with characteristics of the health care system, practice organization and doctors.

    Methods

    Data collected in the European Study of GP Task Profiles were analysed in relation to the self-perceived involvement of GPs in psychosocial care.

    In 30 countries 7233 GPs answered standardized questionnaires in their own languages about seven briefcase scenarios.

    The questions focused on care given as the first health care professional contacted, and were answered in a scored scale (1-4) ranging from'never'to'almost always'Independent variables examined were both on a national level and on an individual level, including : listed practice population, referral system, employment status of GPs, workload, measures of practice organization, contacts with social workers and urbanization of practice area.

    Data were analysed using multi-level techniques

    Results.

    Self-perceived involvement in psychosocial care was much higher in Western than in Eastern Europe and also in countries with a referral system. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Demande thérapeutique, Soin santé primaire, Organisation santé, Europe, Etude transculturelle, Environnement social, Etude comparative, Trouble psychiatrique, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Therapeutical request, Primary health care, Public health organization, Europe, Crosscultural study, Social environment, Comparative study, Mental disorder, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0350104

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 14/12/1999.