As good as physicians: patient perceptions of physicians and non-physician clinicians in rural primary health centers in India

by Krishna D Rao, Elizabeth Stierman, Aarushi Bhatnagar et al.
Glob Health Sci Pract 2013;1(3):397-406; First published online October 7, 2013

10 pp. 181 kB:
http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/1/3/397.full.pdf+html

Non-physician clinicians (NPCs), including both specially trained medical assistants and physicians trained in India systems of medicine, perform similarly to physicians in terms of patient satisfaction, trust, and perceived quality, thus supporting the use and scale up of NPCs in primary care. Leaving clinician posts vacant undermines public trust and quality perceptions of government health services.

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