Most Aussies 'wildly overestimate' govt spending on general practice

It comes as the AMA and RACGP release their pre-budget wish lists

Most Australians believe general practice consumes a quarter of the Australian health budget — even though the true figure is less than 7%.

Dr Hamish Meldrum.

A Roy Morgan survey asked 1000 people in December last year to estimate the state and federal health dollars invested in specialty. 

Around a fifth believed it was around 30% of the health budget. Just over 40% of those who took part