Australia – general practice and overuse of antibiotics: RACGP 2016 member forum

Source: Doctor’s Bag – Hosted by TV journalist and radio broadcaster Ali Moore, the Royal Australian College of General Practice last week presented a new concept: an entertaining panel discussion with audience participation around topics such as funding of general practice and overuse of antibiotics.

I’ve made a selection of the live recorded discussion about the Medicare rebate freeze and the future of Medicare. The complete video is available below and on the RACGP YouTube channel.

Patients come first

“Our first and foremost responsibility is to our patients,” said RACGP president Dr Frank Jones, “and this is really the message from the College in the You’ve been targeted Campaign, because this is about the fact that we cannot sustain quality general practice under the present Medicare freeze.”

“This has galvanised general practice to… CONTINUE

 

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