The general practitioner's use of time : is it influenced by the remuneration system ?
The practice pattern of 116 general practitioners in 60 rural municipalities in Northern Norway was studied with respect to length of consultation, the weekly number of consultations and the proportion of return visits.
The average length of consultation was 14 mins, and only slightly lower for fee-for-service (FFS) doctors (13.7) than for salaried ones (14.8).
The weekly average number of surgery consultations was higher for FFS doctors than for the salaried (63 vs 49), but the weekly number of hours spent consulting and the proportion of return visits were about the same.
Further, the characteristics of the health care system (doctor density and doctor turnover) were associated with variations in the doctors' use of time.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Pratique professionnelle, Fréquence, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Durée, Consultation privée, Milieu rural, Norvège, Europe, Rémunération, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Professional practice, Frequency, Health staff, Human, Duration, Private consultation, Rural environment, Norway, Europe, Remuneration, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0525804
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.