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Provision of, and patient satisfaction with, primary care services in a relatively affluent area and a relatively deprived area of Glasgow

Wyke, S., Campbell, G., and MacIver, S. (1992) Provision of, and patient satisfaction with, primary care services in a relatively affluent area and a relatively deprived area of Glasgow. British Journal of General Practice, 42 (360). pp. 271-275. ISSN 0960-1643

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Publisher's URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1372084/

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a survey of the structure of general practice in two contrasting areas within Greater Glasgow health board: the south west area had a more deprived social profile at the 1981 census and higher than average all cause and selected major cause standardized mortality ratios than the health board as a whole while the north west area had a more affluent social profile at the 1981 census and lower than average all cause and selected major cause standardized mortality ratios. The general practice survey data gathered in 1989 were supplemented with data from a survey of residents of the localities in three age cohorts carried out in 1987-88, which provided information on use of services, as well as perceived accessibility of and satisfaction with them. Despite the more deprived social and mortality profile of the south west area, and greater use of services, few systematic differences in the structure of general practices were found in the two areas. These findings support other studies which suggest that the stereotype of poorly resourced, low quality primary care in inner city areas may apply in London, but not elsewhere. Respondents in both areas were equally satisfied with services and found them accessible.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wyke, Prof Sally
Authors: Wyke, S., Campbell, G., and MacIver, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:British Journal of General Practice
ISSN:0960-1643

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