Story: Primary health care

Hot and cold doctor file

Hot and cold doctor file

Hot and cold doctor files recorded patients' positive and negative experiences of individual doctors' care. These files constituted a challenge to doctors, who were unable to control the information recorded in them. Members of Wellington's Hecate Women's Health Collective, from left Jill Carolyn, Tilly Lloyd and Marian Kleist, are pictured with the collective's file in 1983.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-1983-4864
Photograph by Gail Selkirk

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Michael Belgrave, 'Primary health care - Challenges to GPs, late 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Michael Belgrave, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2019