General practitioners prefer to work in cooperatives for out of hours work

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7098.1904 (Published 28 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1904
  1. Philip Hughes, Chair, Scarborough Doctors' Cooperativea,
  2. Richard D Neal, Network director, Yorkshire primary care research networkb,
  3. Neal Maskrey, Consultant in primary care developmentc
  1. a Eastfield Surgery, Eastfield, Scarborough YO11 3LS
  2. b Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9LN
  3. c North Yorkshire Health Authority, York YO1 1PE

    Editor—Two papers and an editorial recently reported on the delivery of out of hours care by doctors in cooperatives.1 2 3 One of the reasons for the development of cooperatives was the lack of satisfaction with out of hours care among general practitioners because of its impact on the doctors' lives.4 We report data on the impact that cooperatives have had on the lives of general practitioners and their families; we are not …

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