One-third of health budget wasted, investigation finds

UNNECESSARY tests and procedures are wasting almost a third of the national health budget, an ABC TV Four Corners report tonight will claim. 

The program had originally been due to air two weeks ago but was pushed back because of the change in prime minister, and now airs just a day after Health Minister Sussan Ley has called into question many procedures and asked for feedback from both patients and doctors. 

In the program, using the example of foot and knee replacement used on arthritis patients, host Dr