Fund GP point-of-care INR tests, MPs told

Medicare is wasting money and patients’ time in failing to fund GP point-of-care INR tests, Federal MPs have been told.

The country’s long debate about primary care reform briefly turned to patient testing during a hearing before the House of Representatives standing committee on health earlier this month.

Adelaide GP Dr Rod Pearce (pictured) said the current funding system for INR testing made little sense.

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