Tag Archives: primary care

Co-payments – handy reminders of our mortality

Australian Doctor asked me today if they could publish my thoughts on the $7 co-payment. I have dark thoughts. Apologies in advance to my medical specialist friends. It’s not your fault.   Imagine yourself in charge of Australia’s health budget – heaven … Continue reading

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No time for exercise? Think again!

THIS message is for adults who always seem too busy to exercise. The mum who sits at work all week, then sits in the car delivering children to events on the weekend. The middle-aged man who drives to the local shop because he’s in a hurry and the walk … Continue reading

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The non-linear consultation

Most doctors treat simple medical problems similarly. The presenting problem leads to a single diagnosis, which leads to a treatment; all in an uncomplicated, linear pattern. But in primary care, things are often not so simple. For multiple problems with complex … Continue reading

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