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Swedish physicians' perspectives on work and the medical care system: the case of district general practitioners.

Authors
  • Twaddle, A C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Social Science & Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1986
Volume
23
Issue
8
Pages
763–771
Identifiers
PMID: 3798156
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Interviews with district general practitioners in a large Swedish city in 1978-1979 solicited their perspectives on the frustrations and satisfactions they felt in their work, and on the successes and failures of the Swedish medical care system. With respect to work, four themes emerged: medical routine, patient centered care, overwork and isolation. Five themes emerged with respect to the system: financing, relationships with hospitals and specialists, involvement in political decision making, the size of districts and care centers. These themes are discussed with relation to the influence of the social situation of practice to the influence of the social situation of practice and the conditions for physician satisfaction.

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