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A systematic review on the effectiveness of group versus single-handed practice


  • Damiani, Gianfranco
  • Silvestrini, Giulia
  • Federico, Bruno
  • Cosentino, Mimma
  • Marvulli, Mariagrazia
  • Tirabassi, Federico
  • Ricciardi, Walter


Since the 1970s, many countries have employed the use of the General practitioner group practice, but there is contrasting evidence about its effectiveness. A systematic review was performed to assess whether group practice has a more positive impact compared with the single-handed practice on different aspects of health care.

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  • Damiani, Gianfranco & Silvestrini, Giulia & Federico, Bruno & Cosentino, Mimma & Marvulli, Mariagrazia & Tirabassi, Federico & Ricciardi, Walter, 2013. "A systematic review on the effectiveness of group versus single-handed practice," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 113(1), pages 180-187.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:113:y:2013:i:1:p:180-187
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.07.008

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