Experts reject claims GPs to fund PSR

Media coverage of a draft copy of a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) review into the PSR, which was obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI) laws, claimed the report recommended the agency be “partly subsumed by the health department” and that doctors could be asked to pay a levy to fund its operation.

But AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton has dismissed the idea and said changes implemented late last year might have consigned the PwC review to the dustbin if not for the FOI request.

“If you look at the report and