GPs losing interest in running a practice

Only 25% of GPs are practice principals or partners, with ownership rates in the specialty at an all-time low, unpublished figures reveal.

With the rest of the profession working as associates, contractors or employees, the figure has again raised questions about clinical autonomy and who 'owns' general practice.

Researchers who surveyed 138 doctors in southern Adelaide, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island,