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Perceptions of Quality: The Rural Dimension

Ian S. Watt (Academic Unit of Public Health Medicine, Leeds University)

Journal of Management in Medicine

ISSN: 0268-9235

Publication date: 1 April 1992


Rural populations have traditionally received less attention in Britain than their urban counterparts, and little research into their problems has been undertaken. Identifies and discusses potential problems in the provision of quality health care in rural areas, based on interviews with five senior NHS managers and supported by information from relevant published literature. Identifies trade‐offs between the various dimensions of quality which can occur in rural areas, and argues that they should be based on objective information and be undertaken explicitly.



Watt, I.S. (1992), "Perceptions of Quality: The Rural Dimension", Journal of Management in Medicine, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 30-35.




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