The problem with general practice research

In Australia, it operates like a hobby, says GP academic

General practice research is now at crisis point thanks to the Federal Government’s decision to cease all funding for primary care research, argues GP and academic Dr Liz Sturgiss.

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“Without strong general practice research, we have no basis for contributing to practice guidelines, we cannot talk to policymakers about the strength of general practice and we cannot continuously improve practice for the benefit of our patients,” she writes in an opinion piece on the RACGP's website.

Dr Sturgiss says all too often Australia