Druglink article 1990 – Ways to open the surgery door by Tom Waller

Why rejecting special payments for GPs may jeopardise our whole AIDS programme

Expanding specialist services cannot fulfill the urgent need for greater medical involvement in drug treatment and HIV prevention. Mass participation by GPs can, but this means reversing the effects of past government policies which sought to exclude GPs to control over-prescribing. Only cash incentives could achieve this in time to deal with HIV spread among drug users and to the wider population.

Ways to open the surgery door (PDF)

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