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Contacting your GP when the surgery is closed: issues of location and access.

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 and Place, 9 (1). pp. 23-32. ISSN 1353-8292

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health and Place
Uncontrolled Keywords: Out of hours ; General practice ; GP co-operatives ; Service delivery
Subjects: ?? ra ??
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
ID Code: 332
Deposited By: Professor Colin G. Pooley
Deposited On: 15 Jan 2007
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 02:38
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