Doctors' Dilemmas: How this GP struggled with his locum’s drug issues
The dilemma: My dilemma occurred in the early 1970s. I had not long finished my hospital training and I found myself as the only GP in a small country town on a major interstate highway, miles from anywhere.
If there had been four full-time GPs in the town, things would have been great. But after the principals left, there was only me.
I kept the practice going by hiring two locums at a time — whenever I could get them.
Sadly, most of these were middle-aged