Special-interest GPs help reduce wait times
GPs with special interests are being sold as part of the solution to public hospital system wait lists following the results of a year-long trial.
Some 24 GPs were brought in part-time to run outpatient clinical sessions for the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service in Queensland between January and December last year.
All the special-interest doctors had at least five years' general practice experience and covered specialties such as gastroenterology, paediatrics, gynaecology, respiratory and dermatology.
Over the course of the