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Doctors on the Edge: General Practitioners, Health and Learning in the Inner-City

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 05 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1128
  1. Fred Kavalier, primary care geneticist
  1. Guy's Hospital, London

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    Linden West

    Free Association Books, £16.95, pp 230

    ISBN 1 853435 24 4

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    In case you didn't know, there are plenty of problems in inner city general practice these days. Morale is rock bottom, bureaucracy is burgeoning, and patients are baying for doctors' blood. Some people say it's on the verge of collapse, but, in my experience, things that are on “the verge of collapse” are usually still standing when you come back 20 years later.

    This book, based on four years of interviews with 25 inner city …

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