Patients’ appraisals of public and private healthcare: a qualitative study of physiotherapy and osteopathy


Bradbury, K.J., Bishop, Felicity L., Yardley, Lucy and Lewith, George T. (2013) Patients’ appraisals of public and private healthcare: a qualitative study of physiotherapy and osteopathy. Journal of Health Psychology, 18, (10), 1307-1318. (doi:10.1177/1359105312465101). (PMID:23180877).

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Patients have previously reported differences in their experiences of treatments received in the public and private sectors; it remains unclear whether such perceived differences are particular to or shared across different interventions. This study explored whether patients' appraisals of public and private treatments are similar when appraising a complementary therapy (osteopathy) compared to a mainstream therapy (physiotherapy). Thirty-five qualitative interviews were analysed thematically. Patients' appraisals varied by health-care sector and therapy type: physiotherapy was appraised more negatively in the National Health Service than the private sector but osteopathy was appraised similarly within both health-care sectors. Potential reasons for this are discussed.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1359-1053 (print)
Keywords: appraisals/perceptions, complementary and alternative medicine, health-care systems, qualitative methods, treatment
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Primary Care and Population Sciences
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Psychology > Human Wellbeing
ePrint ID: 344343
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 11:36
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:26
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/344343

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