The influence of remoteness & rurality on general practice in Scotland

The influence of remoteness and rurality on general practice in Scotland

Investigators

Hannaford, P. and Teckle, P. (Centre for Academic Primary Care, Aberdeen) and Sutton, M. (HERU)

Summary

This thesis used administrative data from a wide variety of sources to examine variations in deprivation and health in urban-rural areas, to summarise urban-rural differences in structure and to relate differences in the use of services, satisfaction and population health to the extent of remoteness and rurality, taking account of other factors. The results showed that people living in rural areas tend to have different health patterns compared to those living in cities.

Contact

D Skåtun

Status

Complete

Publications

Teckle, P. and Sutton, M. How do the determinants of demand for GP visits respond to higher supply? An analysis of grouped counts. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008; 144(3): 495-513.

Teckle, P. Routine data analysis of urban-rural differences in health and primary medical care in Scotland. University of Aberdeen. 2007.

Presentations

Teckle, P. and Sutton, M. How do the determinants of demand for GP visits respond to higher supply? An analysis of grouped counts. SSES Annual meeting Health Economics and Econometrics. Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2008.

Teckle, P., Hannaford, P. and Sutton, M. Association Between Rurality and Health Outcomes: Scottish Data-linkage Study. British Colombia Rural and Remote Health Research Network Conference: Rural Health: Building Research Together. British Columbia, Canada. May 2008.