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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1978 April; 28(189): 227–232.
PMCID: PMC2157539

General practice in remote areas: attractions, expectations, and experiences


Interviews with a sample of general practitioners in remote areas of Scotland revealed a strong commitment to a wide family counsellor role as well as a wish to use clinical skills more fully. While many urban doctors express similar orientations we believe that rural practitioners feel better able to implement their preferred style of work which combines personal and professional elements.

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