What crisis? GP numbers are stronger than ever, says Grattan Institute

The pressure on the specialty is rooted in more complex presentations and a bad funding system, the think tank claims
Cartoon by Fiona Katauskas.

The supply of GPs is not collapsing — in fact it’s stronger than it’s ever been and its only likely to grow, the Grattan Institute says.

The public policy think-tank declaration comes just weeks after the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care Mark Butler declared that general practice was facing its worst crisis since the beginning of Medicare.