Traduction en anglais : Are referral patterns of family physicians influenced by their attitudes?
The large inter-doctor variation in referrals to specialists known from previous research can only partly be explained by differences in presented morbidity, in practice setting or in general practitioners' (GPs') attitudes to their own work.
The objective of this study was to analyse GPs'attitudes towards their own work and their influence on referral behaviour.
This work is a follow up of the European study of referrals from primary to specialist care carried out in nine countries.
We present an analysis of the West German part involving the same sample as in the European referral study.
To 75 GPs a questionnaire with 26 items was sent, which validity and reliability was measured in studies before.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Orientation, Spécialité médicale, Attitude, Perception sociale, Pratique professionnelle, Système santé, Allemagne, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Health staff, Human, Orientation, Medical specialty, Attitude, Social perception, Professional practice, Health system, Germany, Europe
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Cote : 94-0138003
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.