Giving patients choice puts more pressure on GPs, survey showsBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7414.522-a (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:522
- Andrew Iles
Patients and GPs are worried that providing more healthcare choices will increase the workload of family doctors, says a MORI poll.
The research, conducted for BUPA, which provides healthcare insurance and services, tied in with a BUPA conference last week entitled “Can we afford the informed consumer?”
The research suggests that, although patients want increased healthcare choices, 88% of doctors and 46% of patients worry that extending patients' choice will put more pressure on GPs. Eighty four per cent of GPs and 74% of the general public …