A day in the life of a GP: Jennifer O’Connell spends the day with GPs

From the Irish Times >>>

Overworked, under-resourced and burning out, or overpaid, understretched and privileged?

“What I find unhelpful about those perceptions [about GPs] is that most of what we do is not measurable. We don’t know how many suicides we might have prevented by breathing exercises or just by listening. We don’t know how many heart attacks or strokes we’ve avoided by checking someone’s blood pressure or getting them to stop smoking. We don’t know how many crisis pregnancies we’ve prevented. That’s the stuff you can’t measure.”

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