Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
- What does GP out of hours care cost? An analysis of different models of out of hours care in ScotlandA Scott
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill
Scott Med J 49:61-6. 2004..The changes to out of hours care provided by General Practitioners have led to wide variation in the types and costs of out of hours care across the country...
- Eliciting preferences of the community for out of hours care provided by general practitioners: a stated preference discrete choice experimentAnthony Scott
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 9ZD, UK
Soc Sci Med 56:803-14. 2003..Further research is required into the demand for out of hours care as new models of care become established...
- Eliciting GPs' preferences for pecuniary and non-pecuniary job characteristicsA Scott
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
J Health Econ 20:329-47. 2001..The results suggest that policies aimed at influencing General Practitioners' location choices should take account of both non-pecuniary and pecuniary factors, particularly out of hours work commitments...
- Job satisfaction, work-related stress and intentions to quit of Scottish GPSS Simoens
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
Scott Med J 47:80-6. 2002..g. part-time work), by expanding the scope of contractual arrangements, and by making patient expectations more realistic by clearly communicating what the role of a GP actually encompasses...
- Evaluating the effect of new hospital specialties on GP prescription costsS Simoens
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, AB25 2ZD, Aberdeen, UK
Health Policy 52:171-8. 2000..Further research should establish more clearly whether this is as a result of increased referrals by GPs or the prescribing of more expensive drugs by consultants. The results have implications for the setting of prescribing budgets...
- A randomized controlled trial of direct access for laparoscopic sterilizationL McKessock
Dugald Baird Centre for Research on Women's Health, University of Aberdeen, UK
Fam Pract 18:1-8. 2001..These findings are important for future planning of direct referral services. Important methodological lessons were also learnt about the conduct of trials involving the primary-secondary care interface...
- Geographically differentiated pay in the labour market for nursesRobert F Elliott
Health Economics Research Unit and Department of Economics, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, United Kingdom
J Health Econ 26:190-212. 2007..The competitiveness of nursing pay is shown to have a strong effect on the ability of the NHS to attract and retain nurses...
- Promotion to hospital consultant: regression analysis using NHS administrative dataKostas Mavromaras
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
BMJ 332:148-51. 2006..To examine factors influencing promotion to hospital consultant...
- Why do work patterns differ between men and women GPs?Fiona French
NHS Education for Scotland, Aberdeen, UK
J Health Organ Manag 20:163-72. 2006..The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences in contractual commitments, job satisfaction and spouses' occupation among GP principals in NHS Scotland...
- General practitioner non-principals benefit from flexible workingFiona French
NHS Education for Scotland, North Scotland Region, Aberdeen, UK
J Health Organ Manag 19:5-15. 2005..ORIGINALITY/VALUE: This was the first time a study of all non-principals in Scotland had been attempted. The findings provide a more comprehensive picture of GPs in Scotland and provide valuable information for policymakers...
- Voluntary or compulsory health care reform? The case of primary care organisations in ScotlandSteven Simoens
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug and Patient Information, Catholic University Leuven, Edward van Evenstraat 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Health Policy 72:351-8. 2005..This suggests that voluntary participation in these new primary care organisations may reduce rather than exacerbate inequalities in the provision of primary care...
- Preferences for general practice jobs: a survey of principals and sessional GPsSarah Wordsworth
Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford, Headington, Oxford, UK
Br J Gen Pract 54:740-6. 2004..However, the evidence base for their impact is limited, and preference differences between principals and sessional GPs (previously called non-principals) are insufficiently explored...
- What do hospital consultants value about their jobs? A discrete choice experimentCristina Ubach
Health Economics Research Unit, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
BMJ 326:1432. 2003..To examine the strength of hospital consultants' preferences for various aspects of their work...
- How are Scottish integrated primary care organisations managed?Steven Simoens
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
J Health Organ Manag 17:25-36. 2003..Finally, management expenditure per capita was comparable with that of other types of integrated primary care organisations...
- The labour market for nursing: a review of the labour supply literatureEmanuela Antonazzo
Health Economics Research Unit, Aberdeen, UK
Health Econ 12:465-78. 2003..Such research is crucial to the development of evidence-based policies...
- What influences the job satisfaction of staff and associate specialist hospital doctors?Fiona French
NHS Education for Scotland, North Region, Aberdeen, UK
Health Serv Manage Res 20:153-61. 2007..This could be achieved through improved pay, additional clinical training, more flexible working hours and improved status...
- Ultrasound scanning by general practitioners: is it worthwhile?Sarah Wordsworth
Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill
J Public Health Med 24:88-94. 2002..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of GP ultrasound scanning on the use of National Health Service (NHS) resources in the United Kingdom (UK), and elicit patients' preferences for having an ultrasound scan...
- The effects of pay and job satisfaction on the labour supply of hospital consultantsDivine Ikenwilo
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, UK
Health Econ 16:1303-18. 2007..Those currently working above the median number of hours are much less responsive to changes in earnings...
- Whither Divisions of General Practice? An empirical and policy analysis of the impact of Divisions within the Australian health care systemAnthony Scott
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Med J Aust 187:95-9. 2007..To examine the effect of Divisions of General Practice on various measures of primary care performance...
- Preferences of community pharmacists for extended roles in primary care: a survey and discrete choice experimentAnthony Scott
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Pharmacoeconomics 25:783-92. 2007..This contract encourages greater involvement in medicines management and other clinical cognitive roles, whilst retaining a supply function...
- Costs of a community pharmacist-led medicines management service for patients with coronary heart disease in England: healthcare system and patient perspectivesAnthony Scott
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Pharmacoeconomics 25:397-411. 2007..The economic impact of community pharmacists providing a medicines management service for patients with CHD has not been rigorously evaluated; the full economic costs of such interventions are rarely presented in the literature...
- A Mal functional variant is associated with protection against invasive pneumococcal disease, bacteremia, malaria and tuberculosisChiea C Khor
The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Nat Genet 39:523-8. 2007..6 x 10(-8)). We found that the Mal S180L variant attenuated TLR2 signal transduction...
- Integrated primary care organizations: to what extent is integration occurring and why?Steven Simoens
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, K U Leuven, Edward van Evenstraat 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Health Serv Manage Res 18:25-40. 2005..To date, little progress has been made in explaining and measuring integration. If further integration in primary health care is warranted, more research is required to understand its nature, form and rationale...
- For love or money: what makes us tick and leads to better health careAnthony Scott
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
J Health Serv Res Policy 7:184-5. 2002
- Economic approaches to doctor/nurse skill mix: problems, pitfalls, and partial solutionsDavid Kernick
St Thomas Health Centre, Exeter
Br J Gen Pract 52:42-6. 2002..It concludes by offering a pragmatic framework which can facilitate decisions in this area. Although this paper is written from the perspective of primary care, it is equally relevant to skill mix in the secondary care sector...
- Primary care funding and organisational policy options and implications: a narrative review of evidence from five comparator countriesLucio Naccarella
Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Med J Aust 188:S73-6. 2008..To review innovative models of primary care in different countries in order to identify potential mechanisms for reforming primary care policy in Australia...