Gaps in practice

January/February 2011

Gaps, holes and change

Volume 40, No.1, January/February 2011 Pages 5-5

Carolyn O’Shea

The start of a new year can be a time for reflection of the past and consideration of the future. Whether or not you are a fan of new year resolutions, there is usually something that you want to change. This issue of Australian Family Physician considers gaps in practice. Sometimes as general practitioners we know that there is a gap; sometimes our patients know that there is a gap; and sometimes there is a gap but no-one recognises that one exists. Sometimes we go along thinking that what we are doing is evidence based, and then get an unpleasant surprise when asked to justify ‘what we always do’!

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