Only half of GPs offer after hours care, but same day access good

The University of NSW study found 78.8% of GPs reported that patients could get same day or next day appointments but only 50% said that their patients had access to after hours care.

The study, which compared GP access in 11 OECD countries, found Australia was below the 59% international average for after hours care but above the 72% average for same day and next day access.

Report author Professor Mark Harris said while Australia performed well in “within hours care, what we don’t do so well is after hours care”.

“OECD countries like France and Germany… have all got

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