Primary care and general practice

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6979.602d (Published 04 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:602
  1. J M N Launer
  1. General practitioner Forest Road Group Practice, Health Centre, London N9 8RZ

    EDITOR,—In their editorial on the primary health care team Pauline Pearson and Kevin Jones fail to ask one fundamental question: does “primary care” exist?1 Increasingly, primary care is used as a synonym for general practice. For an example of this, one need look no further than Kathryn L Evans's review of sinusitis, in which she writes that “most uncomplicated acute sinusitis is managed in Britain in primary care.”2 This is one of hundreds of …

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