Medical Deprivation, Area Deprivation and Public Policy
Knox, Paul L.
Social Science and Medicine, Part D. 1979 Jun; 13D(2): 111-121.
The distribution of primary care physicians in Great Britain is related to geographical patterns of social deprivation, and the National Health Service's regional approach is found to be inadequate to resolve intra-urban inequities in distribution. It is concluded that the structure of primary care needs to be reorganized and that medical manpower policies need to be better integrated with comprehensive approaches to compensatory social planning. (KIE abstract)