Socioeconomic status and geographical factors associated with active listing in primary care

Socioeconomic status and geographical factors are associated with health and use of healthcare. Well-performing primary care contributes to better health and more adequate healthcare. In a primary care system based on patient’s choice of practice, this choice (listing) is a key to understand the system | BMJ Open

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Objective: To explore the relationship between population and practices in a primary care system based on listing.

Conclusions: Higher income, shorter education, shorter distance to primary care or longer distance to hospital is associated with active listing in primary care.

Multimorbidity, age, geographical location and type of primary care practice are more important to active listing in primary care than socioeconomic status and distance to healthcare.

Full reference: Ranstad. K. et al. (2017) Socioeconomic status and geographical factors associated with active listing in primary care: a cross-sectional population study accounting for multimorbidity, age, sex and primary care. BMJ Open. 7:e014984.

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