The Designated Areas Study

Butler, J.R. and Bevan, J.M. and Taylor, R.C. (1971) The Designated Areas Study. Health Services Research Unit (CHSS), 443 pp. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This is the report of a study made by the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Kent of the geographical distribution of family doctors in England, of their mobility and settlement patterns, of the factors influencing their decisions of where to practise, of the professional, social and environmental differences between areas with high and low doctor/patient ratios, and of the effectiveness of various controls and incentives which are built into the administration of the general practitioner services. It is a study of one aspect of health service policy. The data on which the study is based are drawn partly from published and unpublished statistics collected by the Department of Health and Social Security and the Medical Practices Committee, and mainly from the results of a postal survey conducted among a sample of about one in ten general practitioners in England in 1968. Throughout the report the aim has been to concentrate on furthering our understanding of the nature and causes of manpower shortages in certain parts of the country, and on exploring the range of available policy decisions which might rectify observed imbalances.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 12:43
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 23:45
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5572 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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