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Perceptions of primary care in Korea : A comparison of patient and physician focus group discussions

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  • Perceptions of primary care in Korea
  • Ock, Minsu; KIm, Jung-Eun; Jo, Min-Woo; Lee, Hyeon-Jeong; Kim, Hyun Joo; Lee, Jin Yong
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Title Perceptions of primary care in Korea
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A comparison of patient and physician focus group discussions

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Ock, Minsu; KIm, Jung-Eun; Jo, Min-Woo; Lee, Hyeon-Jeong; Kim, Hyun Joo; Lee, Jin Yong

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[London, U.K.]:BioMed Central

Date 2014
Journal Title; Vol./Issue BMC Family Practice:vol. 15(no. 178)
Pages 14
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
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Abstract

Background: The primary care system in the Republic of Korea has weakened over the past decade and is now in poorer condition than the systems in other countries. However, little is known about how the two key players, patients and physicians, view the current status of primary care in Korea. This study aims to understand what problems they perceive in respect to the key components of primary care. Methods: We conducted two focus groups; one with six patients and the other with six physicians. We designed and modified the guidelines for each focus group discussion through repeated review and discussion among all authors and then we conducted the groups with a professional interviewer at Gallup Korea. After the focus groups we analyzed the verbatim transcriptions to identify specific meanings and potential implications. (The rest omitted)