Authority scripts to be reviewed: Dutton

Cancer drugs will be the first items looked at in a staged review of the system to be undertaken with the AMA, he told last week’s AMA Federal Council meeting.

However, he held out little prospect of a rethink of the planned $7 co-payment for medical services, branded by the AMA and other groups as another unwanted complication.

Earlier, AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said senior doctors gathered in Canberra were unhappy about a simple bulk-billing