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The Evolution of British General Practice 1850-1948

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7232.452/a (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:452
  1. Chris van Weel, professor,department of general practice
  1. University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands

    Anne Digby


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    Oxford University Press, £48, pp 376

    ISBN 19 820513 9

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    Efficient health care requires the careful tuning of medical services to the needs of individual patients. One of the core functions of general practice is to enable this liaison between the lay and the professional system, and from this function follows most of the academic development of general practice in the past decade. It is clear that academic general practice thrives in particular when its position is carved in the laws and regulations of the healthcare system. This is the case in Britain and the Netherlands, which has facilitated exchange of …

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