Combine or find a cheaper alternative?

Whatever your political persuasion, the 2014 budget was breathtaking.

Few would have argued that amendments to Medicare were not overdue; although many believed that skilful suturing of loopholes and informed review of clinical practices would have been preferable to co-payment sledgehammers.

The rapidly developing field of respiratory management was no exception to these proposed modifications. It may have even provided more opportunity for justifiable savings than many other disciplines.