GP oversupply claim branded 'science fiction'

A controversial report claiming Australia has too many GPs should be regarded as "science fiction", according to the AMA.

Written by Dr Bob Birrell, a demographer at Monash University, Too Many GPs suggests doctor numbers are so high GPs are having to "chase patients", raising the risk of overservicing in the attempt to boost incomes.

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But AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton