GPs unfairly targeted in waste row

Updated: THE RACGP’s nominee to the MBS Review Taskforce says he is concerned about GPs being unfairly blamed for milking Medicare after an ABC television program aired claims about rampant waste in the health system.

Rather than making general practice a scapegoat, Dr Bastian Seidel says the spotlight should be on the tertiary sector and the MBS reform efforts should be based on science without political interference.

“My concern, which is shared by many general practitioners, is that GPs are