Is general practice effective? A systematic literature review.

@article{Engstrm2001IsGP,
  title={Is general practice effective? A systematic literature review.},
  author={Sven G Engstr{\"o}m and Mats O M Foldevi and Lars Borgquist},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of primary health care},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={
          131-44
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To find evidence of the effectiveness of physicians working in primary care. DESIGN Systematic literature search in the Medline and Cochrane databases. MATERIAL Out of 7223 titles found in the search, 45 studies, comparing, from different aspects, primary care with specialist care, were extracted. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Health indicators, health care costs, quality of health care. RESULTS Primary care contributed to improved public health, as expressed through different health… CONTINUE READING
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