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Looking after elderly sick people is core work in general practice

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7073.71 (Published 04 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:71
  1. David B Goss, Retired general practitionera
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    Editor–A recent news article seems to condone the fact that “general practitioners in several areas of Britain have successfully negotiated extra payments for the medical care of residents in nursing homes that they do not consider part of their core work.” As a retired general practitioner and hospital practitioner in geriatric medicine and now (for the past eight years or so) a designated old age pensioner, I write …

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