Jennifer Doggett | Why health professionals are resisting Labor’s SuperClinics


CPD fellow and health policy analyst Jennifer Doggett argues that Labor’s SuperClinics make good policy sense and blames resistance from the medical profession for slowing their implementation.

In this article for Inside Story she looks at where the resistance is coming from and explains her support of the program.

…while many health care providers welcome this investment in improving primary care services, some providers (and peak provider groups) fear that SuperClinics will adversely affect existing health and medical services by increasing competition and attracting patients from current practices. The Victorian branch of the Australian Medical Association, for example, says that local doctors do not want “to have to compete with the GP Super Clinics for patients.”

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