Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13)

Factors Influencing the Selection of a General Practitioner in South Africa

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Richard Shambare
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Richard Shambare
Available Online August 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.62How to use a DOI?
Keywords
doctor, GP, South Africa
Abstract
This study investigates factors influencing the choice of a primary health care doctor (PCD) in South Africa. Healthcare is important such that consumers embark on considerable effort when choosing a GP. While it is widely believed that patients’ decisions to use a specific PCD is influenced by factors including consultation fees, medical aid accepted, geographic proximity, and third-party referrals, these claims largely remain largely unverified and untested. A PCD choice scale was administered to a sample of 205 healthcare consumers. Results suggest referrals of GP as being important.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-80-2
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.62How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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