Back to the future - nurses replaced by GPs in Brisbane clinic

SmartClinics owner Steven Dahl said while there were a number of factors behind his decision to overhaul his business model, he believed it would reveal how many patients had avoided the clinic because they preferred to see a GP.

“It’s the elephant in the room,” he said.

“Current patients won’t stop coming because they will see a GP now instead of a nurse practitioner, but I think we will find out how many patients thought the location and hours of our clinic were convenient but chose not to come because they couldn’t see a GP.”

Mr Dahl said it had been difficult

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