GPs cry foul over hospital's 'named referral' demands

There have been repeated claims that public hospitals are engaged in double-dipping

Public hospital bosses have again come under fire for demanding named referrals from GPs so outpatients can be treated privately under Medicare.

Dr Michael Rice.

In recent years, there have been repeated claims that public hospitals are double-dipping by designing referral processes that require the names of specific doctors.

The issue has again flared after copies of a specialist referral form designed by

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