Counting on Quality: A Medical Audit WorkbookBMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6923.280 (Published 22 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:280
- L Pike
Oliver Samuel, Paul Sackin, Bonnie Sibbald Royal college of General Practitioners, £ 13.50, pp 115 ISBN 0-85084-189-5
Doctors on the whole are not in the business of counting, unless it has to do with income generation. Decades ago the ability to diagnose and treat illness took precedence over counting the numbers of cases diagnosed or the cost of treatment. The establishment of the College of General Practitioners put an academic face on to general practice. Doctors were able to collaborate in collecting information about such things as the prevalence and incidence of disease, enabling for the …
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