Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor May 19 2013.
Pharmacists have been promoting the movement to their shops of certain services traditionally provided by GPs. They claim that it will free GPs to provide more complex healthcare services.
Intuitively, this makes sense, particularly if one follows basic economic theory. However, healthcare does not follow standard competition rules. An increase in the supply of doctors in other countries has led to an overall increase in healthcare costs. Pharmacists offering doctors' services would have a similar...
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