The Role Of The Family Physician In Hospital Part 4: FPs' Attitudes Towards Their Hospital Role

Can Fam Physician. 1980 Apr;26:521-4.


This fourth and final part of the report of a survey carried out at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, examines the results from that portion of the questionnaire relating to attitudes of the family physicians surveyed. It was found that family doctors have strong ties to the hospital and see an association between the quality of community and hospital care and the maintenance of these hospital ties. Problems in clarifying and consolidating their role in hospital are identified and discussed, together with some implications concerning training programs in family medicine.