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Characteristics of service users and provider organisations associated with experience of out of hours general practitioner care in England: population based cross sectional postal questionnaire…

Overview of attention for article published in British Medical Journal, April 2015
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Title
Characteristics of service users and provider organisations associated with experience of out of hours general practitioner care in England: population based cross sectional postal questionnaire survey
Published in
British Medical Journal, April 2015
DOI 10.1136/bmj.h2040
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Authors

F. C. Warren, G. Abel, G. Lyratzopoulos, M. N. Elliott, S. Richards, H. E. Barry, M. Roland, J. L. Campbell

Abstract

To investigate the experience of users of out of hours general practitioner services in England, UK. Population based cross sectional postal questionnaire survey. General Practice Patient Survey 2012-13. Potential associations between sociodemographic factors (including ethnicity and ability to take time away from work during working hours to attend a healthcare consultation) and provider organisation type (not for profit, NHS, or commercial) and service users' experience of out of hours care (timeliness, confidence and trust in the out of hours clinician, and overall experience of the service), rated on a scale of 0-100. Which sociodemographic/provider characteristics were associated with service users' experience, the extent to which any observed differences could be because of clustering of service users of a particular sociodemographic group within poorer scoring providers, and the extent to which observed differences in experience varied across types of provider. The overall response rate was 35%; 971 232/2 750 000 patients returned surveys. Data from 902 170 individual service users were mapped through their registered practice to one of 86 providers of out of hours GP care with known organisation type. Commercial providers of out of hours GP care were associated with poorer reports of overall experience of care, with a mean difference of -3.13 (95% confidence interval -4.96 to -1.30) compared with not for profit providers. Asian service users reported lower scores for all three experience outcomes than white service users (mean difference for overall experience of care -3.62, -4.36 to -2.89), as did service users who were unable to take time away from work compared with service users who did not work (mean difference for overall experience of care -4.73, -5.29 to -4.17). Commercial providers of out of hours GP care were associated with poorer experience of care. Targeted interventions aimed at improving experience for patients from ethnic minorities and patients who are unable to take time away from work might be warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 4%
Unknown 49 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 22%
Researcher 10 20%
Unspecified 5 10%
Other 4 8%
Other 9 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 43%
Unspecified 11 22%
Social Sciences 7 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Psychology 3 6%
Other 5 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 126. 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 03 November 2017.
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#124,261
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Outputs from British Medical Journal
#2,019
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#2,599
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Outputs of similar age from British Medical Journal
#61
of 987 outputs
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