Medicine And Books

The Mystery of General Practice

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:985
  1. William R Phillips

    Iona Heath Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust, pounds sterling8, pp 53 ISBN 0 900574 93 3

    The role of the general practitioner is changing rapidly on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United Kingdom general practitioners enter into fund holding arrangements with the National Health Service. In the United States family physicians accept capitated contracts with managed care organisations. Both arrangements require doctors to balance the competing needs of the patient, the practice, and the larger system. The opportunity is to provide services to …

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