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