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Are general practitioners becoming coordinators and managers, not clinicians?

James A Best
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (2): 85.
Published online: 19 July 2010

To the Editor: A fundamental shift in the nature of general practice work and workplaces has occurred over the past decade and is gathering pace. Increasingly, general practitioners are performing, and being asked and funded to perform, more managerial and coordinating services, rather than merely providing clinical services. We are being placed into teams where practice nurses, mental health nurses, allied health providers and even students are contributing to the provision of services.

  • James A Best

  • Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: jamesb@medemail.com.au

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