Doctors’ fees are under scrutiny, and so they should be

One in 14 people didn't see a specialist in 2016-2017 because of cost

Out-of-pocket costs is a hot-button issue. It was on the agenda for a health ministers’ meeting this week, where the Victorian health minister pushed the Commonwealth for more transparency about doctors’ fees.

Fees going up

The Medical Board of Australia was also finalising consultations on its draft Code of Conduct for doctors last week, which also emphasised that fees