No basis for claim that 30% of MBS spend wasteful, Govt admits

The headline-grabbing claim of the year that 30% of MBS expenditure is "not necessary, wasteful, sometimes even harmful for patients" has no evidence to back it up, Department of Health officials  admit.

The ongoing battle over the accuracy of the figure, which has been used to justify the MBS Review, was finally put to rest on Thursday when department officials confessed there was no