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September 18, 1954

Good General Practice: A Report of a Survey

JAMA. 1954;156(3):291. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950030083031

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The purpose of the survey discussed in this book was to study the best in general practice in Great Britain, to analyze the findings under a number of subject headings (nonstatistical), and to present the results in such a way that the general practitioner or the student intending to become one could learn something of value about the organization and conduct of his practice. The field work of the survey was carried out between February, 1951, and September, 1952, and involved 30 practices with 94 physicians. Many of these were small partnerships and a few were "groups," only one made up of as many as seven physicians. The book contains much information on the nature of the better general practice in Britain, including accommodations for work, available equipment, laboratory work done, and the method used for obtaining time off by the physicians. It is virtually impossible to compare the nature

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