Silence on call for more wound care funds

General practices should not expect a Medicare windfall from the Federal Government to cover the cost of managing wounds.

Last week, Australian Doctor reported on new research showing practices took a financial hit almost every time they treated a wound — ranging from losses of a few dollars to over $150.

Health Minister Peter Dutton’s office was asked why Medicare did not directly fund dressings, given the 10,000 hospital admissions for diabetes-related foot ulcers occurring each year.

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