Doctors cut back on aged care visits

Almost one-third of doctors visiting aged care facilities have cut back on their visits in the past five years, largely due to the poor remuneration.

The findings, based on a survey of 730 GPs and other specialists, suggested as some doctors pulled out, others had been left to pick up the load, with 41% saying their visits increased — often due to colleagues not being available to do the work.

Alarmingly, more than 15% of doctors who visited aged care facilities planned to reduce their load during the next two years, the AMA survey found.

WA GP Dr Edwin Kruys said the results, published on

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