General Practitioners' perceptions of their role in cancer care and factors which influence this role.

@article{Mitchell2012GeneralPP,
  title={General Practitioners' perceptions of their role in cancer care and factors which influence this role.},
  author={Geoffrey K Mitchell and Letitia Helen Burridge and Shoni Colquist and Alison L. Love},
  journal={Health & social care in the community},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={607-16}
}
Effective cancer care depends on inter-sectoral and inter-professional communication. General Practitioners (GPs) play a pivotal role in managing the health of most Australians, but their role in cancer care is unclear. This qualitative study explored GPs' views of this role and factors influencing their engagement with cancer care. Twelve metropolitan and non-metropolitan GPs in Queensland, Australia, were recruited between April and May 2008, and three focus groups and one interview were… CONTINUE READING

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