Why hospital payers should share the GP burden


Dr Kevin Cheng, the GP behind a new model of corporate general practice in Australia, has a suggestion.

Over the medium term, Australia’s health system will face challenges in continuing to provide a world-class service:

  1. Healthcare expenditure will escalate beyond what we can afford – for example, Treasury Departments estimate health will cannibalise all state revenues by 2046;
  2. Our healthcare infrastructure and payment mechanisms will become outdated for our ageing population, that need more