Generalists, Specialists, and Others
Within a wider medical world, inter- and intra-professional disputes over medical terrain meant that the role of GPs, indeed their survival in a very competitive situation, became problematic. The GP's existence was threatened by an expanding municipal health sector spearheaded by Medical Officers of Health, an increasing takeover of childbirth by midwives, and permeable, shifting boundaries relative to the specialist. This chapter addresses the following questions: Would the evolving division of labour leave the generalist in a contracting, residual position as was happening in some other countries? Alternatively, would the growing practice of referral stabilize the relationship of generalists and specialists?
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.