From General Practice to Primary CareThe industrialization of family medicine

From General Practice to Primary CareThe industrialization of family medicine

Steve Iliffe

Print publication date: Feb 2008

ISBN: 9780199214501

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource explores the many dimensions of the alleged industrialization of general practice as it has occurred to others in the past, and analyses the origins of the current wave of reform in general practice. It analyses why industrialization is being pursued as a government strategy, and explores its benefits and dangers. It concludes that the medical profession has reasons for being perturbed by industrialization, but that it has advantages as well as disadvantages for the NHS and the public.