E-Health plan will push costs up and care down – AMA (WA)

E-Health plan will push costs up and care down – AMA (WA)

Tuesday 17 April 2012

The Federal Government’s e-health initiative will potentially drive down the quality of health care delivery in Western Australia while driving up costs, the AMA (WA) said today. “I’m fearful that the e-health initiative is becoming so complicated and convoluted that …

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Oppositions’ cheap shots on travel funding

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Doctors and medical professionals should continue travelling on appropriately funded and approved trips, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “We live in one of the world’s most isolated cities and medical professionals need to travel to see and …

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