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Ressenti des médecins généralistes sur la création du poste d’assistant médical : étude qualitative par entretien semi-dirigé parmi les médecins généralistes de Dordogne

Abstract : Introduction: in France, more and more patients are unable to find a family doctor. Indeed, access to care is very unequal, but in general, the number of general practitioners is constantly decreasing. In order to welcoming more patients by freeing up doctors' care time, the medical assistant, a new healthcare player, is emerging. The aim of this study is to explore the representations of general practitioners in Dordogne about the medical assistant. Method: qualitative study on independent general practitioners in Dordogne through semi-structured individual interviews. Results: the arrival of the medical assistant can make the doctors concerned about a deep change of habits. Doctors are apprehensive about the future of the relationship with the patient because of a potential decrease in the time they would have to devote to them. They fear losing their place as a privileged interlocutor and their freedom as an independant practitioner. According to them, the help provided by the medical assistant would be interesting to free them from administrative duties, but giving them a medical role would only be possible if the medical assistant were given appropriate background. Doctors who are already benefiting from the medical assistant have few objections because of the flexibility of this work and the missions that they can entrust to them. They see an improvement in their quality of life and in patient’s care, which is why the sustainability of the assistance is crucial to them to maintain the job position. Discussion: as the medical assistant is still unknown in France, its deployment can be frightening and is therefore currently not unanimously accepted. Certain aspects need to be perfected to guarantee that the doctor maintains an intimate and patient-centered medicine. Doctors already benefiting from a medical assistant could reassure their peers by reporting their positive experience. Suggestions from the profession as a whole may be worth exploring.
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Chloé Dunikowski. Ressenti des médecins généralistes sur la création du poste d’assistant médical : étude qualitative par entretien semi-dirigé parmi les médecins généralistes de Dordogne. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03192207⟩

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