GPs can't have it both ways: Dr Swan

Dr Norman Swan, Australia's most famous health journalist, the name every man and woman in the street will know, is apologising for nothing.

Last month he took to the airways on the ABC's flagship investigative show Four Corners, to lay into the health system that he claimed squanders $46 billion every year, much of it in unnecessary tests and procedures, many with harmful effects.

It was sold as an expose, despite virtually all the examples cited being well known and discussed within health circles for more than a decade: screening and