If I ruled Medicare... More caps on pathology testing
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says doctors and the Opposition should come up with their own savings ideas to fix Medicare. As GPs, we know clinical imperatives go hand in glove with economic considerations as part of any reform. Let’s tell the pollies how it can be done. Here are the first in a series of weekly opinions and comments on the issue.
Dr Caroline Rogers
If I ruled Medicare, I would introduce a funded item number for telephone consultations. Patients love the convenience of being able to call their GP for