One step closer to ‘medical home’

For years the college has called for rebates for GPs to take a central role in the care of people with chronic diseases or other conditions requiring complex treatment. Now Ms Plibersek has told a General Practice Registrars Australia conference she will start consulting the profession about it.

“We will be testing certain elements of the Patient-Centred Medical Home model with a small group of Australian experts. We will then move to broader consultations, including with the GPRA in recognition of the critical role registrars will play,” Ms Plibersek said.

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