While the freeze has been blamed for rising out-of-pocket costs for consumers, bulk billing rates haven't fallen.
Eradicating a virus from the community requires everyone to have access to prevention, as is the case with tuberculosis. So why not HIV?
An Australian-first study by UNSW researchers has analysed millions of Medicare claims to gain insights into Australian general practice. The study opens up a new toolbox for exploring how patients use health care services.
The government’s proposal for a $7 co-payment for GP visits requires careful evaluation to ensure those in need are not deterred from necessary help, write John Kaldor and Nicholas Zwar.
The budget focuses on the way we fund the health system rather than on the way we deliver care. It is unfair and unnecessarily increases hardship for many, writes John Dwyer.
Thousands of Australians did not access assisted reproductive technology treatment last year after changes in IVF funding - resulting in 1500 fewer babies born, a new analysis shows.