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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1977 July; 27(180): 431–435.
PMCID: PMC2158120

Consumers, family physicians, allied health workers, and sociomedical problems


Patients and doctors have differing opinions about the role of family physicians. These opinions were sampled by two questionnaires and the results suggest that family physicians have, for example, high expectations of themselves and their psychiatric colleagues whereas patients expect other allied health professionals to play a significant role in providing care.

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