Research shows need to 'increase GP power'

TWICE as many primary care resources are being used on the over 65s as on the rest of the population, according to new GP-based research published today.

But this is a positive measure of the success of Australia’s health care system, says Associate Professor Helena Britt, one of the lead researchers from Sydney University’s Bettering the Evaluation of Care And Health (BEACH) program.

“Early diagnosis provides longer provision of care because we’re living longer and we’re diagnosing earlier, which has been encouraged by our

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