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General practice reforms, 1989–2009

William Coote
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (2): 58-61.
Published online: 20 July 2009

Complex educational, regulatory and financing rules and requirements influence the daily activities of Australian general practitioners, the scope of their professional practice and their remuneration. General practice, unlike medical specialties and subspecialties, is not built around a body of esoteric scientific knowledge and associated technical skills, and is particularly subject to influence through changes to the financing and regulatory structure under which it operates.

  • William Coote

  • Canberra, ACT.

Correspondence: billcoote@netspeed.com.au

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