Patient Choice for Older People in English NHS Primary Care: Theory and Practice.

Harding, A., Sanders, F, Medina Lara, A., Van Teijlingen, E., Wood, C., Galpin, D., Baron, S., Crowe, S. and Sharma, S., 2014. Patient Choice for Older People in English NHS Primary Care: Theory and Practice. ISRN Family Medicine, 2014, pp. 1-6.

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DOI: 10.1155/2014/742676

Abstract

In the English National Health Service (NHS), patients are now expected to choose the time and place of treatment and even choose the actual treatment. However, the theory on which patient choice is based and the implementation of patient choice are controversial. There is evidence to indicate that attitudes and abilities to make choices are relatively sophisticated and not as straightforward as policy developments suggest. In addition, and surprisingly, there is little research on whethermaking individual choices about care is regarded as a priority by the largest NHS patient group and the single largest group for most GPs—older people.This conceptual paper examines the theory of patient choice concerning accessing and engaging with healthcare provision and reviews existing evidence on older people and patient choice in primary care.

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Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:21084
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Deposited On:07 Mar 2014 12:18
Last Modified:17 Jun 2015 09:19

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