This paper examines physicians' perceptions about potential effects of lay self-care. The research was designed to explore these perceptions regarding three types of effects with particular reference to their general distribution and their inter-relationships. The findings showed that physicians distinguished clearly among the effects of self-care but that their opinions differ considerably regarding the effects on utilization, costs and hospitalization rates. The implications of these findings are discussed.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Social Science and Medicine|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1989|
- professional medicine
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- History and Philosophy of Science