Doctors alarmed by dollar-obsessed managers undermining care, inquiry told

Meanwhile, doctors' ideas for more efficient patient care are being ignored, anaesthetist Associate Professor Ross Kerridge said in his inquiry submission.
Associate Professor Ross Kerridge.

A respected anaesthetist has described his frustrations with a health system that has increasingly sidelined the wisdom of doctors in favour of measures that lead to waste and poor patient outcomes. 

Associate Professor Ross Kerridge, a long-time staff anaesthetist at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, says it is resulting in a culture of antagonism, burnout and “bizarre” inefficiencies.