Wound care might be costly, but it's cost-effective, saving health dollars in the long run. The issue is, who pays?
Australia spent $16 billion on GP-related health care in 2012-13. Given that our public health system means each of us is paying for health care through our taxes, what should we expect from doctors?
With GPs facing greater economic pressure and the health minister considering legislative change to make it easier for GP to charge them, GP co-payments, like Lazarus, may rise again from the dead.
Overcrowding in emergency departments is not due to low-urgency patients using resources, as previously thought. Instead…