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Polyclinics may damage GP-patient relationship, study says

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1842 (Published 29 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1842
  1. Aliya Razaaq
  1. 1BMJ

    The introduction of polyclinics in England could have damaging effects on the relationship between patients and their GP, a new study claims.

    The research, carried out at the University of Leicester, indicates that the proposed model of polyclinics could undermine trust and cooperation between patients and GPs.

    A total of 279 patients took part in the study, which involved respondents completing a questionnaire that focused on continuity of care. The findings showed that trust was more likely to be promoted when care …

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