Good to pair doctors with patients but challenges will need to be addressed: GPs

Doctors said the scheme would help patients stay healthier and allow doctors to tailor the best advice for patients. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - It makes sense for family doctors to be paired with Singapore residents, but operational challenges must first be addressed for the push towards preventative healthcare to work, general practitioners (GPs) said.

Among a multitude of reasons cited, the doctors said the scheme would help patients stay healthier, allow doctors to tailor the best advice for patients, and shift the focus to catching diseases in their early stages rather than treating full-blown chronic diseases and their complications later on.

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