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- Our healthcare infrastructure and payment mechanisms will become outdated for our ageing population, that need more longitudinal care for