Govt urged to limit provider numbers for non-GP specialists in the cities

A rural geriatrician says lack of access to local specialists turns off younger GPs from going rural

The Federal Government is being urged to ration Medicare provider numbers allowing surgeons, cardiologists and other non-GP specialists to work in cities.

Associate Professor Mark Yates
Associate Professor Mark Yates.

The idea is being pushed by a former AMA Victoria president, who says the lack of specialists in rural and regional areas is one big reason why so few younger GPs are keen to work in the