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Table 1 Motives and barriers for collaboration

From: Motives and preferences of general practitioners for new collaboration models with medical specialists: a qualitative study

Motives extracted from regular care experiences Patients' interest Developing personal relationships Gaining mutual respect (status)
Motives for the development of new models Increasing medical knowledge of the GP Improving medical specialists' knowledge of the competencies of GPs Reciprocal inspiration
Impediments to the development of new models Current level of collaboration is excellent Other priorities (private or work related) Negative experiences with new models
     • lack of thorough preparation
     • organizational aspects too demanding
     • prevalence of chosen patient categories too low
     • agreements are not kept
     • cynical attitude specialists
     • one way communication
     • lack of funding after project phase