One in five ignored advice from GP after-hours hotline

CORRECTION: Australian Doctor apologies to Healthdirect Australia, which runs the after hours GP helpline, for incorrectly saying in our original story on 5 August that the service had been 'recently axed'. The service was scaled back in mid-2015 and is still supporting people who are unable to access face-to-face GP support in the after hours period.

The recently scaled back After Hours GP Helpline diverted some patients away from EDs, but the impact was modest and many ignored the advice they