Call for domestic violence-specific Medicare items misguided: RACGP  

A standalone item would allow survivors to be traced, the college says.
Dr Nicole Higgins.

A coroner’s call for standalone domestic violence Medicare items represents the wrong approach for patients and could create privacy risks, the RACGP says.  

Victorian coroner Paul Lawrie made the recommendation after investigating the death of 75-year-old Loris O’Meara, who died of renal failure and ketoacidosis while being cared for by her emotionally and physically abusive husband.