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May 7, 2018

Are low and high utilization related to the way GPs manage their practices? An observational study

Region: Europe Scientific publication Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment Source: BMC Family Practice

General practice care plays a key role in keeping healthcare effective and cost-efficient. However, variation in the utilization rates of practices may reveal variation in practice performance. This research goal is to investigate whether the socio-demographic profile of the patient´s area of residence and practice organization characteristics influence the low or high utilization of general practice care.