What was the intended purpose of the “gatekeeper” system? Based on what you’ve read, do you believe it has achieved its purpose?

Before beginning please read over required reading.

Required Reading:

Brown, C. (2018). Recognition of family physicians as experts rather than gatekeepers requires “cultural shift”. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 190(17), E550-E551. Available in the Trident Online Library.

Dumontet, M., Buchmueller, T., Dourgnon, P., Jusot, F., & Wittwer, J. (2017). Gatekeeping and the utilization of physician services in France: Evidence on the médecin traitant reform. Health Policy, 121(6), 675. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.04.006

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:

What was the intended purpose of the “gatekeeper” system? Based on what you’ve read, do you believe it has achieved its purpose? Why or why not? If not, what could be changed that would result in it meeting its intended goal? Be sure to read and comment upon a few of your fellow students’ remarks on this subject.

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