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Abstract

The survey was commissioned by the Department of Health, to assess patient satisfaction with local Primary Care Trust (PCT) services.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Making appointments, visiting the general practice, consultations with doctors, medicines, referrals, consultations with doctors from other practices, overall satisfaction with general practice, and respondents' demographic details.
Variables
See study questionnaire at for variable list at: http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/[…]/5678%5Cmrdoc%5Cpdf%5C5678userguide.pdf
Keywords
England, access to health services, age, children, choice, chronic illness, cleaning, clinical tests and measurements, correspondence, debilitative illness, decision making, doctor-patient relationship, educational background, ethnic groups, gender, general practitioners, health, health advice, health consultations, health professionals, health services, hospital outpatient services, information, information needs, information sources, interpersonal trust, local community facilities, medical care, medical centres, medical prescriptions, medical specialists, medicinal drugs, patients, public information, time
Identifier Variables
PCT, NHS trust
Economic/Subject Categories
Quality measure, Proxies
Area of Health System
Primary care
Data Available
Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Picker Institute Europe
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2006
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample

Adults (aged 16 years or above) registered with a general practitioner (GP) in England, surveyed during 2006. Sample size not given

Availability
ESDS, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Link
http://www.esds.ac.uk/findi[…]ey+of+Local+Health+Services
Contact
help@esds.ac.uk
Publications
http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/publicationListForSN.asp?sn=5678