Plan to publish surgery prices a boon for referring GPs

GPs will get a better idea of where to refer their patients under a plan to begin publishing the prices different surgeons charge.

BUPA, Australia's second-biggest private health insurer, is going after the "small but significant minority" of surgeons who are overcharging patients, managing director Dwayne Crombie has told Fairfax Media.

The company plans to publish price information by procedure within the