Under-500 heroes: How small general practices survive with so few patients

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Under-500 heroes: How small general practices survive with so few patients

Servants Health Centre
Not for profit Servants Health Centre has around 360 enrolled patients. Staff include Sue Whittaker, Beth Stitely, Phil White, Sandy Ross and Katherine Halkett

Among the 950-plus New Zealand general practices serving more than 4.3 million enrolled patients, the median practice size is 3390 patients. Then there’s a handful of practices catering for far fewer. Simon Maude investigates how they manage to survive

I can see where smaller practices are struggling, but our practice as a charity takes us a bit outside the box and makes things a bit, Despite staffing, workload and bureaucracy issues, offering general practice services to resthomes is likely a growth business model, Elderly patient