Understanding insurance: the GP's professional and ethical responsibilities

Seidl, Isaac (2011) Understanding insurance: the GP's professional and ethical responsibilities. Australian Family Physician, 40 (6). pp. 631-633.

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Background General practitioners will often consult with patients in situations where professional skill is required to support a decision regarding insurance.

Objective The aim of this article is to assist doctors’ understanding of the basis of insurance and risk, in order to support their own practice in this important area.

Discussion This article provides information about insurance and the professional skills required to assist in decisions made by insurance companies (for which, commercial factors predominate), and/or by patients (in whom, social and emotional factors may be more important). A quality improvement activity is provided for those interested in making changes to their practice.

Item ID: 18122
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 0300-8495
Keywords: insurance; general practice; risk assessment; data collection
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 00:06
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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