MA sets up ‘transparency taskforce’ for payments

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton (pictured) welcomed the news of the taskforce, which the association, along with the Consumer Health Forum and Royal Australian College of Physicians, was invited to be a part of, but said the group would need to use caution when investigating international transparency models, including the one used in the US.

Academics and medical researchers, including Bond University senior research fellow Ray Moynihan, have urged the ACCC to consider the US model, which requires full disclosure of payments to individual healthcare

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