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Research seminar: Strengthening comparison of the contribution of General Practitioners and Physician Associates in primary care: classifying case mix and controlling for difference in analysis of observational data

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Room J1.1, Level 1, Jenner Wing, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Mary Halter, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health and Social Care Research

Research seminar: Strengthening comparison of the contribution of General Practitioners and Physician Associates in primary care: classifying case mix and controlling for difference in analysis of observational data

Mary Halter will discuss and analyse the contribution of General Practitioners and Physician Associates in primary care.

The seminar will address the fact that studies comparing the contribution of different professional groups in primary care often fail to control for case mix in their analyses. There are limited classification systems to describe and compare case mix in primary care, mostly focused on body systems or failing to address patient complexity.

In a study comparing Physician Associates (PAs) and General Practitioners (GPs), a system was developed which addresses both acuity and complexity in the presenting patient and tested its impact on analyses comparing PAs and GPs. This enhanced the ability to comment on whether task shifting between professional groups was possible.

This project was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation programme (PC245 09-1801-1006). The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of NIHR SDO programme or the Department of Health.

This is a lunchtime seminar, so feel free to bring your lunch along with you.

Please be sure to register your attendance.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Nikita Monteiro
Email: n.monteiro@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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