Uncle Hemi's advice on the call from academics to nationalise general practice - it's a win-win
i wonder uncle jim if you have seem this sadIrish lament
A really good read Rosemary - be afraid, be very afraid.
If NZ GPs think they will be valued more, have more leave and be able to improve the health of their patients under Government/DHB "employment" they are deluded. Well paid health managers will probably have health insurance (possibly as part of their remuneration) and have no realistic idea (or empathy) on how their "efficiencies" actually cost more as patients are denied appropriate timely GP and GP referred care and end up at ED or worse. Additionally, what about the cost of patients' inability to work (and pay tax) or even stay independent? The simplified url is:
Treating 23,500 elective day surgery patients in rural New Zealand is just part of the story. Education, training and workshops to support rural doctors and nurses is leaving a much bigger footprint
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