Title

Is there a GP in the hospital?

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgrad Medicine

RAS ID

5109

Comments

This article was originally published as: Choy, W., & Khong, E. (2007). Is there a GP in the hospital?. Australian family physician, 36(3), 177-178.

Abstract

Modern health care is increasingly complex with a progression to specialisation and super specialisation in the primary and tertiary settings. Traditional models of health such as the biomedical model are often inadequate. The value of a more holistic approach to patients' health problems has been long accepted by the medical profession. As health care becomes more fragmented we are overlooking the potential benefits of a generalist approach in improving the care of patients in our hospitals. This article examines the potential benefits of involving general practitioners in the tertiary care setting.

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