Summary

The purpose of this project was to respond to the current shortage of General Practitioners (GPs) by suggesting an approach that would increase GP compensation. It focused on the potential impact of merging the income streams from uninsured services provided by doctors with the delivery of insured services. In practice, this could be allowing physicians to expand the uninsured services they provide while maintaining a typical GP practice, and allowing GPs to set competitive rates for the services that they elect to provide.