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How to save general practice - the billion dollar question

Our efforts to protect patients backfired last week. At first glance it looked like the co-payment plan was off the table. The press took the bait and announced that the $7 Medicare co-payment measure introduced in the 2014-15 budget was cancelled. 547 more words

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DID THE CORPORATISATION OF AUSTRALIAN GENERAL PRACTICE CREATE 'SAUSAGE FACTORY MEDICINE'?

“Corporate executives are employed by shareholders, not patients. Ultimately the laws of the market demand allegiance to profit over health, and the laws of the land require corporate officers to maximise shareholders’ returns. 590 more words

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9 reasons why GPs are being screwed by government

The government’s revised co-payment plan is a dog’s breakfast. Here are 9 reasons why the proposal has angered Australian GPs.

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Prime-minister Abbott’s reference to… 690 more words

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G20’s shaky growth base

For the sake of global prosperity, you have to hope that the pro-growth commitments made by the visiting national leaders at Brisbane’s G20 are of a higher quality that those proposed by the host. 705 more words