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  1. This animosity detracts from patient centred care. Co-operation always achieves the best outcomes.
    Some of the hostility stems from competition for the healthcare dollar, particularly government funding.
    Everyone deserves the right to choose who cares for them. In the past people did not have the information to make these choices but today the general public are educated and well informed. They also have certain expectations about care provided and are more likely to “shop around”.Society is also more litigious and more likely to seek a remedy for perceived wrongs.
    None of these factors promote good relationships between health professionals. Collegiality has been lost. In my opinion this has also damaged the “professional nature” of the health care providers.

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