WMA Resolution on Medical Group Practice


Adopted by the 40th World Medical Assembly Vienna, Austria, September 1988
and rescinded at the WMA General Assembly, Santiago 2005

  • WHEREAS medical care is organized throughout the world in many different ways, from absolute freedom to practice medicine to medical services organized exclusively and completely by the State and
  • WHEREAS examination of the economic and social contexts within which these health care systems exist reveals a diversity of medical need and community objectives, and
  • WHEREAS a pluralism of structure for the provision of medical care is needed to fulfill those needs and objectives,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, hat the World Medical Association supports the concept of medical group practice as one method for providing continuous quality medical care within the context of medical ethics.