Professionals' Criteria for Accepting People as Patients
Social Science and Medicine. 1982; 16(24): 2083-2089.
Interviews with health professionals caring for stroke patients, and other data, were examined to determine some of the criteria used by health professionals in accepting, rejecting, or referring patients. Four categories of criteria used in the decision making process were identified: the nature of the medical condition, the personal characteristics of the patient, the patient's environment, and the type of health service setting. Nineteen more specific selection criteria were derived from these four. Askham concludes with a discussion of the implications of her findings on professional decision making, and with suggestions of areas for further research. (KIE abstract)
Attitudes; Caring; Decision Making; Environment; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Interviews; Motivation; Nature; Patient Compliance; Patients; Physicians; Professional Patient Relationship; Prognosis; Refusal to Treat; Research; Resource Allocation; Selection for Treatment; Socioeconomic Factors; Standards;
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