Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde vol:70 issue:12 pages:657-665
This study reveals that most GPs still work
fulltime in their practice, with limited help for
administration and reception. Younger GPs,
male GPs and soloists often work fulltime, with
100 to 150 patients per week. GPs considering
to stop early, belong to the younger age group
and often work parttime.
This study confirms what has been feared:
Flanders is heading for a shortage of GPs if no
efforts are made for a better support in their
practice, task delegation and self-care for
patients. This emergency is slightly decreasing
by an increase of the incoming GPs. Nonetheless,
a redistribution of the field is necessary.
Assistance in their practice is emerging, but
without a formal framework the output is not
optimal. Also the development and support of
partnerships must be considered priorities.