Cost puts many patients off a visit to the GP

Sasha Petrova, The Conversation

In some parts of Australia, two to three times more people are avoiding seeing their doctor because they can’t afford it, according to figures released today.

A report by the National Health Performance Authority shows that in 2013-14, nearly 10% of people in Western Australia’s Murray region missed out on GP visits because they were too expensive, compared with only 3% in Western and