Wednesday, June 4, 2008

In the media

Russell McGowan did an interview with The Canberra Times yesterday regarding the availability of GPs. An excerpt from the article, that appears on the front page of today's paper, says:

Health Care Consumers of the ACT president Russell McGowan said yesterday some people were missing out on primary health care as a result of the serious shortage of GPs.

The problem was exacerbated by the bulk-billing rate, which was the lowest in the country.

''There is yet another element and that's to do with affordability,'' he said.

''Some people choose not to go to primary health-care services and they leave it until it becomes more of a crisis and they present at emergency departments.''

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