GP spends $8000 on survey to see whether patients value their doctors

Dr Hamish Meldrum says his survey showing patients value GPs could provide ‘ammunition’ to fight for a greater share of health expenditure.
Dr Hamish Meldrum.

When data emerged showing general practice’s small slice of the health funding pie, Dr Hamish Meldrum decided to commission a survey to see what patients thought of the profession. 

A Roy Morgan poll and $8000 later Dr Meldrum is satisfied Aussies respect their GPs, but they have no idea how little of the health spending they receive for the care they provide.