GPs back revival of ‘professional courtesy’ but some have limits

AusDoc readers have had their say on the tradition of providing care free of charge to doctors and their families

Almost 90% of GPs say doctors should waive or reduce their fees when treating other doctors.

More than 400 GPs responded to AusDoc’s survey on the topic, which was prompted by Sydney ophthalmologist Dr Michael Steiner going public with his concerns that the longstanding professional courtesy was dying out.