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Dr Jeremy Rourke – Port Macquarie, NSW


I AM a dentist and I see enormous waste occurring in Medicare.

1. Approximately 9–10% of short consultations with GPs are for dental problems, and in my experience medical practitioners misdiagnose and mistreat most oral pain conditions. Quite frankly, GP consults for toothache should be banned as it is a waste of resources and money.

2. Approximately 37% of short consultations are a second appointment to deliver

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