'GPs are quite upset': Owler speaks out about Four Corners report

AMA President Brian Owler has slammed the unfair treatment of GPs in an ABC TV’s Four Corners program, saying it gave an inaccurate view of how GPs care for patients. 

The program Wasted, hosted by Dr Norman Swan, stirred up controversy on Monday with claims that Australia squanders billions of health dollars because doctors send patients for unnecessary and possibly harmful tests and procedures. 

Timed to coincide with the launch of the government’s review of MBS items at the weekend, the program aired claims that fee-for-service