Comparing patients' perceptions of IMGs and local Australian graduates in rural general practice.

@article{Harding2010ComparingPP,
  title={Comparing patients' perceptions of IMGs and local Australian graduates in rural general practice.},
  author={Catherine Harding and Naresh Parajuli and Luke Johnston and Louis Pilotto},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={231-3}
}
BACKGROUND Despite criticism of the clinical performance of international medical graduates (IMGs), little is known about the views of patients within a general practice setting. METHODS A survey was conducted to measure the responses of 1127 patients of 10 GPs, five IMGs and five Australian graduates. The General Practice Assessment Questionnaire was used to assess the attitudes of patients towards attributes of the consultation and how the patient felt in terms of understanding and coping… CONTINUE READING