4 things that cost more than GPs

GPs cost the taxpayer $8.7 billion last financial year — just a dollar a day per person and a small slice of the $108.2 billion health pie — new data from the Productivity Commission reveals.

Freshly minted Minister for Health Greg Hunt says he will be a “minister for GPs”, and with that in mind, we’ve prepared this quick report to help put things in perspective come budget day.

Here are four things that cost more than GPs:

1. An apple a day