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Thinking it through …

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 12 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4189
  1. Ted Willis, general practitioner1
  1. 1Brigg, North Lincolnshire
  1. ted{at}

    A new health secretary has announced a fundamental change to the way general practice is organised without dealing with any of its obvious adverse consequences.1

    General practitioners are mainly paid by capitation, making a “profit” on the healthy patients and a “loss” on the sick, …

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