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Seniors satisfied with their gp

Seniors satisfied with their gp

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Older people are generally positive about their gp. General practitioners get senior citizens high marks for social skills and expertise.

Seniors generally an 8.1 to their regular family doctor, according to research conducted among over 1,100 older people by KBO-(OPC), the largest seniorenorganisatie of the Netherlands.

Most seniors get an average of seventeen years at their gp. Annually they bring about four times a visit to the practice. An average consultation lasts 11 minutes, which for most is sufficient.

According to the seniorenorganisatie is the profession of general practitioner over the past few years have changed greatly. “The doctor is less aloof and authoritarian, but he listens better and is easier to approach,” says director Manon Vanderkaa. Also, according to Vanderkaa a lot of seniors, more convenient online become with the search for information. A quarter of searches online for health information.

Seniors have the impression that general practitioners are less than before home visits to do and have less time for their patients, because of the higher pressures.

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