Nearly half of patients say they would accept a $20 gap fee for standard consults

The findings follow the RACGP's call to move away from universal bulk-billing where possible

Nearly half of patients say they would stick with their regular GP who started charging a small gap fee of $20 or less for standard consults, a new survey by HealthEngine suggests.

Dr Marcus Tan
HealthEngine founder Dr Marcus Tan.

Last year, RACGP president Dr Karen Price encouraged GPs to move away from universal bulk-billing where possible, arguing that sky-high bulk-billing rates were harming the specialty.  

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