Big health corporates seem to be doing well at the expense of grassroots general practice. This raises concerns about the delivery of patient care in our communities – including keeping people out of hospital.
Last month shares in Primary and Sonic jumped around five per cent after the government promised a number of carrots, including a potential rent reduction for their pathology collection centres within GP surgeries.
Last week the government struck a deal with the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association. The Sydney Morning Herald: “The Turnbull government forged a deal with the sector late on Friday, promising to delay the cuts for non-concession holders till next January if elected, and to evaluate commercial pressures on the sector.”
Today The Australian reported: “There are groups that are doing well from the status quo, notably the health insurers and pharmaceutical companies. Last year, Medibank Private increased its operating profit by…
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