Research Article

Continuing Care for Mentally Stable Psychiatric Patients in Primary Care: Patients' Preferences and Views

Table 3

Reasons why some patients would prefer not to attend their GP for their continuing psychiatric care.

Reason *Total
(% )

I would be worried about the quality of the psychiatric care from my GP67 (68%)
I do not have a medical/GP visit card and cannot pay for GP consultations40 (41%)
I do not have a GP9 (9%)
Other reasons19 (19%)

*Total is the number of patients who expressed a preference for attending specialised psychiatric services for their continuing mental health care even if they are stable on their treatment.