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The why and the wherefore.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11556419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
B R Catchlove
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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    
Affiliation:
Padua Consulting Pty Ltd, Health Services Consulting, Sydney, NSW. bcatchlo@bigpond.net.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attitude of Health Personnel
Australia
Ethics, Medical
Family Practice / trends*
Forecasting
Humans
Primary Health Care / trends
Professional Corporations / trends*
Quality Assurance, Health Care / trends
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Med J Aust. 2001 Oct 15;175(8):448   [PMID:  11700848 ]

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