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Six-minute hold-up in the clinic : Comments

By Michael Keane, published 28/1/2015

The capitulation by the government to the naked self-interest of the Australian Medical Association regarding changes to GP funding not only reaffirms the premier protection racket of the AMA.

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Well given the Dr's share of the co-payment is intended to be just $2.00, why not allow those wanting to charge extra, limit the co-payment to that, if at all, and means tested or just directed at those not in receipt of a benefit or pension?

And things like your temperature and blood pressure can be taken by a trained auxiliary, before you hit the consulting room?

Moreover, much of the symptoms could be seen via a computer model and specialist video conferencing, leaving the doctor or nurse to set up some directed tests to eliminate most of the possible suspects.

And an improvement of many hours of travel and then clogging up very expensive inner city waiting rooms!

Which would make a pleasant change from simply managing the condition for life, with some very powerful, very expensive, topical treatments or applications i.e.

And there is a much bigger role for vastly less costly routine preventative medicine, which only needs nurse practitioners, and much less costly preventative medicine initially.

And who would function as a triage point, were further consultations needed.
Which could include less expensive mobile doctors, who would see the patient in his or her home; and bulk bill into the bargain!

Some of the management treatment can create nearly as many possible problems as the condition, i.e., statins?

I mean medicine should be about the best possible medicine, as opposed to overrated fat cats, believing medicine should make them millionaires, as opposed to the privilege of serving one's fellow man!

As do Dr's without borders!

Medicine is was and ought to remain a vocation first and foremost.

Accept Dale Carnegie's advice, and if you would succeed in business, concentrate on providing the very best service you can provide, and let the money take care of itself!

And if what you then earn is enough to meet all your real needs, decide that enough really is enough!
Posted by Rhrosty, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 1:39:05 PM
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