Med Lassaad Latrech
Med Ellias Latrech
Raoudha Ben Hafsa
Khédija Najahi
Houda Saied


Background : The request for a high quality clinical practice is a permanent challenge. Many conclusions have been drawn concerning the medical care and the results variability and the drifts cost. Within this context the General Practitioner has to maintain and improve his performance.
Aim: To asse the agreement of primary care physicians with new trends in the specialized literature Methods : A survey via an auto-questionnaire comprising 20  items was addressed to 50 General Practitioners of the Public Health Sector, draw chosen, in order to provide their opinion, knowledge and know-how relative to certain aspects of their daily activity.
Results: The General Practitioners’ estimation of the average time for a consultation is 10 minutes; the reasons of its prolongation are the poly-pathologies, the unexplained medical symptoms and the extreme aged patients. The preferred anamnesis strategy is followed by the global method; in the relationship General Practitioner - Patient the medical aspect is prevailing on the centred patient approach (psycho - socio-medical). The majority of General Practitioners are behaving more as teachers and advisors than as technicians and tutors. The non – explained medical symptoms are merely corresponding to psychosomatic
pathologies and hidden complaints. The sanitary information promotion consists, in priority, in the use of a standard classification and then in the electronic activity registration.
Conclusion: Our study allowed us to confirm a certain clash between our General Practitioners’ practice and the new trends in the specialized literature. The validity of these results remains though dependant of a survey to be done with the Patients.


Medical practice, Primary health care



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