In pictures: the surgical fee info that health funds want to share with GPs

Three major health insurers are backing a project to post details on surgeons' fees and experience on GP software

A software company backed by three major health funds wants to place detailed information about surgeons' fees and experience on GP desktop software.

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Whitecoat, which is part-owned by NIB, HBF and Bupa, says it has built a database of 6000 surgeons and plans to integrate it with GPs' existing software systems over the next 12 months.

It will include participating surgeons' average fees for common procedures, such as knee