Australia's health system is at crisis point. Here's my solution
AUSTRALIA'S health care system is at a crisis point, with huge growth in the number of medical specialists and specialists-in-training, but static growth in the number of GPs. Specialists charge, on average, 10 times more than GPs, and earn three times as much. What this means is that specialist health care is becoming less accessible to many patients, and fewer resources are being invested in primary care – that is, our front-line preventative healthcare that can reduce the number of people going into hospital in the first place.
We hear about many patients who