Nearly half of the surveyed patients who had used after-hours doctor services reported they would have attended an emergency room had an after-hours GP been unavailable.
After-hours home medical services cost the taxpayer dearly and don't reduce emergency department visits, according to new research.
Recent reports have signalled another potential Medicare cost blowout due to the billing practices of GPs providing care after hours. Is it true and is there a problem with these services?
Labour claims that 590 fewer GP practices are now open in the evenings and on weekends. Are they right?
Overcrowding in emergency departments is not due to low-urgency patients using resources, as previously thought. Instead…