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Patient and physician perceptions of timely access to care.

Authors
  • Barry, Daniel W
  • Melhado, Trisha V
  • Chacko, Karen M
  • Lee, Rita Shi-Ming
  • Steiner, John F
  • Kutner, Jean S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2006
Volume
21
Issue
2
Pages
130–133
Identifiers
PMID: 16336617
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients expected to be seen sooner than physicians thought necessary for many common chronic medical conditions, but are in agreement about timeliness for some acute problems. Understanding patient expectations may help physicians respond to requests for urgent evaluation of chronic conditions.

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