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A Professional Myth: Personal Continuity of Care and New Zealand General Practice in the Twentieth Century

Kljakovic, Marjan; Nolan, Melanie


In this article, we question the narrative of a 'diminishing class' of family physicians providing continuity of care. A case-study of general practitioners in Wellington, New Zealand, suggests that there has been less change than many believe. We seek to establish that treatment by traditional family doctors constituted a minority experience. Alternative accounts tend to focus on continuous practices but these probably represent just over a third of the total. Despite this fact, there is a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Social History of Medicine
DOI: 10.1093/sochis/hki033


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