Tag Archives: general practice

John Menadue. Health Part 1 – what can we learn from overseas health systems?

This article was initially posted in June last year. There has recently been quite a number of articles, including in The Conversation, about what we can learn from overseas health systems. Before looking at these international comparisons, it is worth … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Co-payments and the government’s attack on general practice.

You might be interested in this repost.     A strong primary health care system based on general practise is the key to a sustainable health service. Unfortunately the government is doing its best to weaken general practice. Primary care … Continue reading

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Helena Britt. General Practice and value for money.

Last year taxpayers spent A$6.3 billion on GP services through Medicare, about 6% of the total government health expenditure. This was a 50% increase (A$2.1 billion) in today’s dollars over the past decade and equates to about A$60 more per … Continue reading

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John Dwyer. Primary healthcare in Australia reaches the crossroads.

 When I graduated some 50 years ago more than 50% of my class pursued careers as General Practitioners. In the last available survey of the career intentions of graduating medical students only 13% said they were interested in Primary Care … Continue reading

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