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.
|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
|Date Deposited:||18 Oct 2012 11:36|
|Last Modified:||02 Oct 2013 17:12|
|Funder:||Southampton Complementary Medical Research Trust|
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