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The "Primary Physician"

The "Primary Physician" To the Editor:— My sympathy goes out to the Ad Hoc Committee (197: 985, 1966) trying to solve the lowly everyday common problems of family practice (which a real general practitioner does routinely) from their disadvantage point of the medical center. Dr. R. N. Braun of Austria calls it "The Cases Distribution Law of Nature." I call it "The Pattern of General Practice."1-3 My figure of 96% of my practice handled without hospital admissions (and 98% without consultation) checked against local and national figures for morbidity and mortality and was found to be representative. The report of White et al4 is in rather close agreement with my figures. Thus, the subject matter content is known. The function of the family practitioner is inextricably related to this content in spite of the italicized statement of the Ad Hoc Committee which puts things in reverse when it characterizes family practice http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

The "Primary Physician"

JAMA , Volume 199 (4) – Jan 23, 1967

The "Primary Physician"

Abstract



To the Editor:—
My sympathy goes out to the Ad Hoc Committee (197: 985, 1966) trying to solve the lowly everyday common problems of family practice (which a real general practitioner does routinely) from their disadvantage point of the medical center.
Dr. R. N. Braun of Austria calls it "The Cases Distribution Law of Nature." I call it "The Pattern of General Practice."1-3
My figure of 96% of my practice handled...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1967.03120040093033
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Abstract

To the Editor:— My sympathy goes out to the Ad Hoc Committee (197: 985, 1966) trying to solve the lowly everyday common problems of family practice (which a real general practitioner does routinely) from their disadvantage point of the medical center. Dr. R. N. Braun of Austria calls it "The Cases Distribution Law of Nature." I call it "The Pattern of General Practice."1-3 My figure of 96% of my practice handled without hospital admissions (and 98% without consultation) checked against local and national figures for morbidity and mortality and was found to be representative. The report of White et al4 is in rather close agreement with my figures. Thus, the subject matter content is known. The function of the family practitioner is inextricably related to this content in spite of the italicized statement of the Ad Hoc Committee which puts things in reverse when it characterizes family practice

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 23, 1967

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