Document Detail

The why and the wherefore.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11556419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Through their clearly defined gatekeeper role, GPs have considerable market power to influence the flow of revenue associated with referrals and prescriptions. For this reason, and because the whole healthcare industry is going through a transition from a cottage industry to a more commercially sophisticated structure, corporatisation of general practice is on the increase. If properly and ethically run, corporatised general practices can provide high-quality, efficient primary care. There are four far-reaching, potential consequences of general practice corporatisation--an increase in healthcare spending; limitation of GPs' choice of practice environment; difficulty justifying GPs' legitimate fee increases; and de-skilling of GPs.
B R Catchlove
Related Documents :
12735269 - Sustaining quality general practice in a flawed market.
1817119 - The monitoring of prothrombin time ratios in general practice--a model for chronic dise...
15532149 - Encounters with older patients in australian general practice.
17913439 - Beliefs about medicines and self-reported adherence among pharmacy clients.
138609 - Temetex in the treatment of steroid-responsive dermatoses.
12793909 - The potential of electronic medical record systems to support quality improvement work ...
16136949 - Effects of medicinal cake-separated moxibustion on plasma 6-keto-pgf1alpha and txb2 con...
11421969 - Best practice in psychogeriatric care.
21854949 - Survey of dairy housing and manure management practices in california.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  175     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-14     Completed Date:  2001-09-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Padua Consulting Pty Ltd, Health Services Consulting, Sydney, NSW.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Ethics, Medical
Family Practice / trends*
Primary Health Care / trends
Professional Corporations / trends*
Quality Assurance, Health Care / trends
Comment In:
Med J Aust. 2001 Oct 15;175(8):448   [PMID:  11700848 ]

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Antiviral agents for influenza, hepatitis C and herpesvirus, enterovirus and rhinovirus infections.
Next Document:  The divisional alternative.