As GPs, we must both represent the ‘system’ and disregard it

Dr Hans Duvefelt
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Healthcare today, in the broadest sense, is not a benevolent giant that wraps its powerful arms around the sick and vulnerable.

It is a world of opposing forces, such as government public health ambitions, basically unfettered market ambitions by hospitals, and downright profiteering by some of the conduits who stand between doctors and patients, such as insurers, pharmacy benefits managers, e-health record vendors and other technology companies.