Public attitudes to general practitioner services: a reflection of an inverse care law in intraurban primary medical care?

D. R. Phillips

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Abstract

The idea of an inverse law of care affecting the provision of medical services and operating both spatially and socially is discussed. The paper reports a survey of attitudes to certain facets of general practitioner services to investigate whether differential attitudes exist between socially and spatially distinct subgroups of the population and considers whether these could be related to variations in service provision and organisation. Results suggest that the social class of respondents does influence attitudes to the journey for medical care and to certain administrative procedures encountered during the receipt of care but that the physician's affective behaviour is generally favourably viewed by respondents regardless of their social status. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-824
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironment and Planning A: Economy and Space
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1979
Externally publishedYes

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