GP gatekeeping role questioned by report

A reconsideration of the GPs role as the primary care gatekeeper and better utilisation of allied health professionals are key strategies for reducing out-of-pocket health costs, researchers believe.  

Rising out-of-pocket costs are undermining the universality of Medicare and widening health inequalities in Australia, the authors of a new report say.

Health policy analysts have penned a discussion paper proposing several areas for policy