Research Article

The practice brochure: a patient's guide to team care.

Br Med J 1980; 281 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.281.6242.730 (Published 13 September 1980) Cite this as: Br Med J 1980;281:730
  1. G N Marsh

    Abstract

    A practice brochure describing the primary health care team was given to 262 new and established patients in a group practice. Most liked it, and thought it helpful, and improved their knowledge of team care. When asked how they would respond to certain hypothetical health problems and clinical situations, there was a significantly greater use of non-doctor members of the team than by a matched sample who had not read the brochure. Inappropriate use of members of the team was not engendered.