The divisional alternative.

  • Arn Sprogis
  • Published 2001 in The Medical journal of Australia


GPs working together in groups, with a corporate body providing the organisational framework, is an inevitable outcome of healthcare system changes. Divisions of General Practice--regional corporations owned and operated solely by local GPs--should be seen as the logical alternative to the non-regional, for-profit, often publicly listed corporations. The divisional model combines economies of scale and organisation with clinical and practice autonomy and a regional focus, as well as an emphasis on patient values, quality of care, and equity of access. The Hunter Urban Division of General Practice is exploring the possibility of a Division-based general practice cooperative.

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@article{Sprogis2001TheDA, title={The divisional alternative.}, author={Arn Sprogis}, journal={The Medical journal of Australia}, year={2001}, volume={175 2}, pages={70-2} }