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Letters GPs doing too much

GPs have reduced their range of clinical work too much

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2396 (Published 06 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2396

Re: GPs have reduced their range of clinical work too much

I agree with the author that there is no thrill in GP practice even in our country. Specialisation, corporatisation and the fear of prosecution has killed GP practice. No more incision & drainage, suturing of minor wounds, treating heart failure, exacerbations of asthma, etc, and many more. The GP has been reduced to a scavenger in the sense that all discarded cases, hopeless cases and the poorest of the poor are left to GP. No more treating and managing heart failure, hepatic failure and renal failure! No more coordination from the hospitals or the specialists. Many a time a GP is reduced to writing the death certificates in cases that the GP is not accountable. Sad for the profession.

regards
mohan

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 June 2019
devegowda mohan
GP
solo
Bengaluru 560038