Title

Is there a GP in the hospital?

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate 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. Original article available here.

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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