The role of context in primary care

J R Coll Gen Pract. 1984 Oct;34(267):547-50.


All doctor-patient interactions take place in a specific context-a particular physical, social or cultural setting. The important role of these contexts in doctor-patient communication, diagnosis and treatment is discussed, with reference to both hospital medicine and general practice.

MeSH terms

  • Communication
  • England
  • Family Practice
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Physician-Patient Relations*
  • Primary Health Care*