Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 39, Issue 4, April 2010

Comparing patients’ perceptions of IMGs and local Australian graduates in rural general practice

Louis Pilotto Catherine Harding Naresh Parajuli Luke Johnston
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Despite criticism of the clinical performance of international medical graduates (IMGs), little is known about the views of patients within a general practice setting.
No statistically significant differences were found in any of the reported categories, although there were some responses that approached significance and warrant further investigation. The level of patient satisfaction with, and acceptance of, received care was similar whether the GP was an IMG or not.

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