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'Specialists in generalism' undersells GPs


Thank you , enjoy your writings, as always . (1) The fundamental principle of medicine in ancient China was 'Look , Listen , Question and Diagnose' (望聞問切)(though I always have big reservations on the mythical physiology and pharmacology of Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM) , whether you are specialist or generalist . (2) The determinants in here are down to two of the four in my definition of resources, expertise(also experience) and time. In addition to that is of course , continuity which many would want to sacrifice for quantity of consultants. (2) Call me a lefty on this issue , as I said in the past, we ,GPs, are doctors of people , especially in a system like NHS.

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30 Apr 2017

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