Caution on Medicare Locals

A Cegedim poll of 150 GPs nationwide, conducted exclusively for MO, found 54% of respondents rated their ML’s engagement “about the same” as their former division’s, compared to 42% who thought their ML’s engagement was worse.

Just 4% said their ML’s engagement was “better” than that of their former division.

The poll was conducted four months after the last of the 61 organisations, formed from GP divisions but designed to include non-GP primary health workers, opened their doors.

The Australian Medical Association, the federal opposition and others