New Zealanders loving free GP consultations

Almost all general practices in New Zealand are now offering free consultations to children under 13, according to a government report.

Data show that the 12-month-old policy, which also includes free prescriptions and after-hours services for children, is encouraging more people to see the doctor and freeing up emergency departments.

Paediatric GP visits have increased by 16.6% compared to the same period the

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