Letters State of general practice

Interdisciplinary team approach to general practice in Canada

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a350 (Published 19 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1391
  1. Lee Mantini, chronic disease management coordinator
  1. 1Prince Edward Family Health Team, 403 Main Street, Picton, ON, Canada K0K 2T0
  1. lmantini{at}hotmail.com

It is not easy to change from working autonomously to working as an interdisciplinary team. GPs’ way of practising now requires new ways of thinking, communicating, and responding to patients’ needs. Howie et al are concerned about loss of tradition and a “new culture” of care.1 They fear that practice change could be harmful and want …

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