A dollar per day: GP spending stagnant as hospital costs soar
GPs say they are performing miracles with 'peanuts' amid revelations that government spending on general practice rose by less than a dollar per person last financial year.
New figures show that governments spent an average of $371.40 per person on general practice care in the 12 months to June 2017, up 80c on the previous year.
The figure is dwarfed by the more than $2500 per person spent on public hospital care.
“If you do the sums, the total funding support for comprehensive GP care, no matter over how many visits, is a measly $1 per