Emergency medicine and "acute" general practice: comparing apples with oranges.

@article{Ieraci2000EmergencyMA,
  title={Emergency medicine and "acute" general practice: comparing apples with oranges.},
  author={Sue Ieraci and Peter Cunningham and Janet Talbot-Stern and S. Walker},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={152-61}
}
Emergency Departments (EDs) operate at the interface between the inpatient and ambulatory sectors of health care. Because of shared funding between the Commonwealth and States for ambulatory care, there has been intense focus on the ED patient population, and the potential to shift the locus of care for non-inpatients. One of the frequently cited models for the provision of after-hours GP services is the Balmain General Practice Casualty (GPC). This paper analyses the GPC model, looking in… CONTINUE READING

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