Medicine And Books

Extending Primary Care: Polyclinics, Resource Centres, Hospitals-at-Home

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7037.1047 (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1047
  1. Chris Van Weel

    Ed Pat Gordon, Janet Hadley Radcliffe, £16.50, pp 160 ISBN 1 85775 029 2

    The development of primary care-led health care continues, building on the experience of the past decades. The initial development of primary care focused on the medical aspects and was at first confined to a few countries (Britain, Denmark, Canada, and the Netherlands). It resulted in academically based, specially trained general practitioners, though it is only fair to emphasise that Dutch general practice traditionally reached beyond the core of medical care facilities. I entered general practice in a “primary care” team whose members included …

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