n. A form of health care in which a group of doctors looks after a roster of patients and are paid based partially on the size of that roster.

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"Family doctors and their patients are serving as guinea pigs in an experiment known as rostering.

Groups of doctors, between seven and 30, give up their private practices and form a co-operative. In some cases, they physically move in together; in others, their offices are linked by computer. They hire nurse practitioners and other specialists to provide extended service."
—John Ibbitson, " 'Rostering' would ease strain on hospitals," The Globe and Mail, October 28, 1999

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