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

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