More than task substitution and transfer

Christopher D Hogan
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00698.x
Published online: 20 November 2006

To the Editor: Your 3 July issue featured task substitution and task transfer. It is a principle of commercial organisation that if a task can be standardised, it can be delegated, automated or computerised, provided there is good central management, supervision and communication. However, I suspect that this is only a part of the new face of general practice, as we are being expected to undertake tasks for which my age cohort (I am 54) was neither trained nor prepared.

  • Research and Health Promotion Unit, Private Medical Practitioner's Rooms, Sunbury, VIC.



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