More waiting longer to see a GP
The report, titled Healthcare -2011—12: Comparing Performance across Australia, found 24.4% of patients waited more than a day to see their GP — up from 14.3% in 2009.
The number of patients able to see their doctor within four hours for an urgent consultation remained steady at 63.6%.
The spike in those waiting more than a day was attributed to a reduction in the number of patients who previously reported being able to see their doctor within four and 24 hours.
“The proportion of people who felt they