I specialise in patients, not consumers, clients or users

Published by The Medical Republic When patients are required to be proactive decision makers, the health system is often casting a very reluctant hero into the role. Looking at the most recent federally funded health programs, it struck me that it’s become commonplace to talk about “consumer-centric” mental health care packages and “client-based” aged care services. Of course, we have long accepted that when discussing … Continue reading I specialise in patients, not consumers, clients or users

Why the future of primary care research is at risk

Published by CheckUp ONE wonders whether there is method in the madness of defunding general practice by suggesting co-payments, Medicare rebate freezes and, more recently, conducting complete reviews on how the management of chronic diseases in general practice is meant to be remunerated. One justificative phrase I’ve come across multiple times is ‘there’s no evidence for this…  there’s no evidence for that, therefore we’re going … Continue reading Why the future of primary care research is at risk