Medicare Locals still shrouded in mystery
The survey of 1400 people, commissioned by Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local (EMML) and conducted by market research firm Crosby Textor, found 72% of respondents knew nothing about MLs or their role.
Some 5% thought MLs carried out functions relating to “Medicare/claims” — and that was the most common suggestion offered by respondents.
Just 1% of respondents knew MLs had a role in providing after-hours GP services. The same percentage of people were aware they were responsible for funding the improvement and expansion of local health