Practitioner provision of preventive care in general practice consultations: association with patient educational and occupational status.

@article{Wiggers1997PractitionerPO,
  title={Practitioner provision of preventive care in general practice consultations: association with patient educational and occupational status.},
  author={John Henry Wiggers and Robert W. Sanson-Fisher},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={
          137-46
        }
}
Socio-economically disadvantaged individuals experience significantly greater mortality and morbidity relative to advantaged individuals. General practitioners have been suggested to occupy a position which has the capacity to ameliorate the health consequences of socio-economic disadvantage. Community studies of preventive care status suggest, however, that socio-economically disadvantaged individuals are less likely to receive appropriate preventive care. Using a convenience sample of 22… CONTINUE READING
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