Pooley, Colin and Briggs, Joanna and Gatrell, Tony and Mansfield, Tim and Cummings, Derek and Deft, Judith (2003) Contacting your GP when the surgery is closed: issues of location and access. Health & Place, 9 (1). pp. 23-32. ISSN 1353-8292Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines spatial variation in the delivery of out of hours care through general practice, in two Health Authorities in north-west England. It demonstrates considerable variations in the type of care provided to patients in different parts of the region. These differences are not due primarily to either the geographical or socio-economic characteristics of the areas. Rather, the type of out of hours care delivered depends much more on variations in the structure and organization of service delivery. These factors, in turn, largely reflect the history of service development in each area and the ethos of individual GPs instrumental in establishing the service.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Health & Place|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Out of hours ; General practice ; GP co-operatives ; Service delivery|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
|Deposited By:||Professor Colin G. Pooley|
|Deposited On:||15 Jan 2007|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:23|
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