"Only a GP?'': is the solution to the general practice crisis intellectual?

Del Mar, C. B., Freeman, G. K. and van Weel, C. (2003) "Only a GP?'': is the solution to the general practice crisis intellectual?. Medical Journal of Australia, 179 1: 26-29.


Author Del Mar, C. B.
Freeman, G. K.
van Weel, C.
Title "Only a GP?'': is the solution to the general practice crisis intellectual?
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2003-07-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 179
Issue 1
Start page 26
End page 29
Total pages 4
Editor M. Van Der Weyden
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
321099 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
730399 Health and support services not elsewhere classified
Abstract General practice is suffering a crisis of status, as shown by financial, power and intellectual markers. This is serious as a strong general-practice workforce is important to deliver cost-effective, high-quality healthcare. We argue that strengthening the intellectual aspects of general practice (particularly critical thinking) is essential. Most strategies to achieve this centre on research, with many initiatives in Australia and overseas to enhance research by general practitioners; there is still insufficient clinical research in general practice. Other ways to improve critical thinking include promoting use of evidence-based medicine, provided it is not implemented only via cook-book guidelines. Other innovations are desperately needed.
Keyword Medicine, General & Internal
Primary-care
Health-service
Medicine
Future
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2004 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Medicine Publications
 
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