Patients want it, but should GPs offer ‘buy now pay later’ services?

Dr Chris Moy

The AMA’s Ethics and Medico-Legal Committee recently discussed whether it is ethically appropriate for a doctor to offer Afterpay (or similar) financial payment services in their medical practices.

Afterpay is a payment service promoted as an alternative to credit.1 It charges retailers to offer customers interest-free instalment plans by splitting a purchase amount over four fortnightly instalments.