Most patients happy with their GPs: survey

But more patients put off seeing the doctor when needed compared with previous year

More than 90% of Australian patients say their GPs are careful listeners who give them enough time to explain their problems, a national report suggests.

Doctor listening to patient

Research on patient experiences by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has revealed that most patients remained satisfied with their GP care in 2017/18.

The report, based on an Australian Bureau of Statistics survey of almost 29,000 Australians aged 15 and above, shows that almost 85% of adults visited a GP over the 12-month period — up

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