Patterns of general practitioner usage among Pacific people: indicative results from the Waikato Medical Care Survey 1991-2

Davis, Peter, Lay-Yee, Roy, Maingay, Samantha and Gribben, Barry 1997, Patterns of general practitioner usage among Pacific people: indicative results from the Waikato Medical Care Survey 1991-2, New Zealand medical journal, vol. 110, no. 1051, pp. 335-336.

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Title Patterns of general practitioner usage among Pacific people: indicative results from the Waikato Medical Care Survey 1991-2
Author(s) Davis, Peter
Lay-Yee, Roy
Maingay, SamanthaORCID iD for Maingay, Samantha orcid.org/0000-0003-1427-7775
Gribben, Barry
Journal name New Zealand medical journal
Volume number 110
Issue number 1051
Start page 335
End page 336
Total pages 2
Publisher New Zealand Medical Association
Place of publication Dunedin, N.Z.
Publication date 1997-09-12
ISSN 0028-8446
Summary AIMS: To report patterns of medical contact in a representative sample of Pacific people attending the general practitioner. METHODS: The data were drawn from a survey of general practice in the Waikato region representing a one per cent sample of all weekday encounters. In total, 12,833 patient encounter forms were completed. Just over one per cent of all encounters were recorded for patients of Pacific Islands background. RESULTS: Rates of medical contact for Pacific patients were lower-3.4 visits per year versus 4.5 for the whole sample-fewer follow up visits were requested (71% versus 76.2%), presentation was delayed (4.9 days from onset versus 3.7 for the sample) and there was an apparently lower level of rapport achieved. CONCLUSION: Overall levels of medical contact and return visits among Pacific patients appear to be lower and presentation delayed in this Waikato sample.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©1997, New Zealand Medical Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079630

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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