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Professional Challenge

Anne Digby

in The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198205135
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676512 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205135.003.0002
Professional Challenge

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The principal challenge faced by general practitioners in the past was an over-supply of regular, trained doctors in relation to effective demand for their services. This was worsened by the competition of specialists, and by large numbers of alternative practitioners of varied kinds. GPs responded to their weak market position by using professional strategies, as well as by hoping for ameliorative action from legislation. Both are discussed in this chapter.

Keywords: general practice; physicians; general practitioners; over-supply; competition; regulation

Chapter.  7913 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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