General Practitioners' Perceptions of Asian and Non-Asian Patients
Baker, Mark R
KERNOHAN, ELIZABETH E
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The literature on the health of the population of Asian origin contains little on their interaction with primary care services. This paper reports results of a postal survey of GPs' attitudes towards Asian and Non-Asian patients. The response rate was 78%-141 of the 182 GPs replied. Compared with non-Asian patients, GPs held less positive attitudes towards Asian origin patients who were thought to require longer for consultations, be less compliant, and make excessive and inappropriate use of health services. These perceptions have implications for patient care and the GP workload.