GPs missing the most needy

People who lead an unhealthy lifestyle are less likely to visit their GP than their more wholesome counterparts with research showing those most in need are falling through the cracks.

This finding puts a question mark over the common practice of placing government-funded behavioural intervention programs within the primary healthcare setting.

The researchers from the University of Western Sydney said their research showed the failings of the current strategy given those most in need, in particular “those with multiple unhealthy lifestyles who