Health A need to 'improve the resourcing and funding for longer consultations' with 'usual GP'
Doctor warns failures in outdated Medicare bulk-billing system risk tipping health system over edge
A Melbourne GP warns quality healthcare could soon be reserved for the rich with the poor and vulnerable left in Australia's clogged hospital waiting rooms.Mariam Tokhi, a general practitioner at the Utopia Refugee Health Service in Melbourne's west, said Australia's failing bulk-billing incentive meant people with complex medical needs were being left with no other choice but to join hospital queues.
AMA Vice President Dr Danielle McMullen says there is a need "to improve the resourcing and funding for longer consultations" with "usual GP".
Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) has put forward a plan to improve access to GPs, which includes allocating patients additional time with doctors, improving Medicare indexation and attracting more doctors to the sector.
"The biggest challenge is that Medicare was started in the 80s when most people were seeing their GP for a cold or cough or small acute illnesses," Dr McMullen told Sky News Australia.
"Since then, we have seen a huge increase in mental health and chronic disease, which … takes longer with your GP to unpack and to appropriately provide that comprehensive care.
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"We really need these supports for general practice, to improve the resourcing and funding for longer consultations, more time with your usual GP and more support in that general practice environment with their support staff to make sure patients of today are getting that comprehensive care they need."
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