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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 April; 30(213): 216–219.
PMCID: PMC2159454

Specialization in general practice *


Ideas about general practitioner specialism may have been hampered in the past because of the three models of general practitioner specialism — in the hospital service, the fee-earning specialoid or the general practitioner obstetrician — none of which is satisfactory.

However, general practitioner specialism can be justified in guaranteeing standards by concentrating groups of patients, accepting responsibility, and planning care. Medico-political changes may be needed to achieve improvement in clinical standards.

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