Who are GP corporates' real customers: Doctors or patients?

Your guide to the questions at the heart of the multi-million dollar legal stoush between Healius and the tax office

During the past couple of years, a legal battle between the GP corporate Healius and the Australian Tax Office has been running through the courts.

It is of interest to many doctors because it appears to relate to an issue that’s wrapped in much emotion for the medical profession.

When GPs sign up to work for a corporate, are the customers being offered the facilities and services needed to practise their vocation — for instance, the medical centre, the administration staff, the nursing staff?

Or are they