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dc.contributor.authorIfediora, Chris O
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-07T03:59:09Z
dc.date.available2018-09-07T03:59:09Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0263-2136
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/fampra/cmv084
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101952
dc.description.abstractBackground. Despite the growing popularity of after-hours house calls (AHHCs) in Australia, no previous study had ever looked at satisfaction among the involved practitioners. The high number of overseas-trained doctors in Australia makes this a subject of international significance. Objective. To determine the levels of satisfaction and its significant associations among doctors in AHHCs. Methods. Design, setting and participants : A quantitative, questionnaire-based survey of all 300 doctors engaged in AHHCs through the National Home Doctor Service (NHDS), Australia’s largest home-visit doctor service provider. Main outcome measure : Satisfaction was assessed using the modified, 10-item Warr-Cook-Wall tool. Results. A total of 168 valid responses (56.0% response rate) were received. Mean satisfaction scores for each of the 10 items ranged from 3.02 to 3.86, indicating ‘moderate’ to ‘very satisfied’ levels. Overall satisfaction was 85.9%, mostly related to ‘freedom of work and independence’, ‘amount of responsibility’ and ‘income’. Doctors in existing legal unions are more satisfied than the single, separated or widowed ones on the ‘amount of responsibility’ [odds ratio (OR) = 6.50, P = 0.02, confidence interval (CI): 1.33–31.72], while those engaged for <24 hours/week are less satisfied on ‘income’ than full-time ones (OR = 0.30, P = 0.01, CI: 0.13–0.71). The ‘adoption of protective measures’, being ‘aged >40’, being ‘male’ and ‘working in Brisbane, Adelaide or the Gold Coast’ are other doctor variables associated with increased satisfaction. Conclusions. Satisfaction levels among AHHC GPs in Australia are comparable to the levels seen among their colleagues in regular-hour jobs, but there is still room for improvement.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom82
dc.relation.ispartofpageto88
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFamily Practice
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth and Community Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111708
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleAssessing the satisfaction levels among doctors who embark on after-hours home visits in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicine
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Family Practice following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Assessing the satisfaction levels among doctors who embark on after-hours home visits in Australia, Family Practice, Volume 33, Issue 1, 2016, Pages 82–88 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmv084.
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