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Are "part-time" general practitioners workforce idlers or committed professionals?

Dwan, Kathryn M.; Douglas, Kirsty A.; Forrest, Laura E.


BACKGROUND: The traditional view of general practice holds that only general practitioners (GPs) in full-time clinical practice can provide quality patient care. Nevertheless, increasing numbers of GPs are choosing to work sessionally, that is, ostensibly “part-time”. There are concerns about the health workforce’s ability to meet demand and also fears that patient care may be compromised. We sought answers to a) what activities do GPs undertake when not consulting patients, b) why do they...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-09-19
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-15-154


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