Reflections on the history of general practice in Australia

Mark F. Harris*, Nicholas A. Zwar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

General practice has experienced change over the past century driven by a variety of influences, the most important of which have been changes in the health needs of the population, the organisation of the workforce, and medicine itself. Over this time, general practice has developed as a profession through education and, ultimately, recognition of its specialist qualifications. There has been increasing organisational sophistication at the practice, regional and national levels. Despite contested scope of practice and vision of its future, general practice's place in the health system as a whole has been increasingly recognised and affirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S37-S40
Number of pages4
JournalThe Medical journal of Australia
Volume201
Issue number1 Suppl
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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