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Patient experiences and the association with organizational factors in general practice: results from the Norwegian part of the international, multi-centre, cross-sectional QUALICOPC study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, August 2016
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Title
Patient experiences and the association with organizational factors in general practice: results from the Norwegian part of the international, multi-centre, cross-sectional QUALICOPC study
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BMC Health Services Research, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1684-z
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Torunn Bjerve Eide, Jørund Straand, Hasse Melbye, Guri Rortveit, Irene Hetlevik, Elin Olaug Rosvold

Abstract

General practitioners (GPs) constitute a vital part of a strong primary health care system. We need further knowledge concerning factors that may affect the patients' experiences in their meetings with the GPs. We investigated to what degree organizational factors and GP characteristics are associated with patients' communicative experiences in a consultation. We used data from the Norwegian part of the international, multi-center study Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Europe (QUALICOPC). We included 198 Norwegian GPs and 1529 patients. The patients completed a survey concerning experiences in a consultation with a GP on the inclusion day. The GPs completed a survey regarding organizational aspects of their own practice. Main outcome measures were seven statements concerning how the patients experienced the communication with the GP during the consultation. A generalized estimating equation logistic regression model was used to identify variations in patient experiences associated with characteristics of the GPs and their practices. The patients reported overall positive experiences with their GP consultations. Patients who consulted a GP with a short patient list were less likely than patients who consulted a GP with a medium sized list to regard the GP as polite (Odds Ratio (OR) 0.2; 95 % CI 0.1-0.7), to report that the GP asked questions about their health problems (OR 0.6; 0.4-1.0) or that the GP used sufficient time (OR 0.5; CI 0.3-0.9). Patients who consulted a GP with a long patient list compared to patients who consulted a GP with a medium sized list were less likely to feel that they could cope better after the GP visit (OR 0.5; 0.3-0.9) and more likely to feel that the GP hardly looked at them while talking (OR 1.8; 1.0-3.0). No associations with patient experiences were found with the average duration of the consultations, whether the GP worked in a fee-for-service model or whether the GP was the patient's regular doctor. Norwegian patients report predominantly positive experiences when consulting a GP. Positive communication experiences are most likely to be reported when the GP has a medium sized patient list.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 16%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Researcher 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 11%
Student > Master 4 9%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 10 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 38%
Social Sciences 5 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Engineering 2 4%
Psychology 1 2%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 12 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 October 2016.
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#1,589,309
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#65,348
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#45
of 163 outputs
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