Tag: general practitioner

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The ageing doctor – ethical and legal implications

Laying off a post-retirement-age doctor on the basis of their age is an offence under the Age Discrimination Act 2004. However, there are growing concerns that doctors practicing beyond 65-years of age may be more prone to mistakes, due to the age-related decline of various physical and cognitive faculties. As such, many experts have called…

22 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

AMA calls for reassessment of private healthcare

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently released a position paper that urges key groups to reassess the country's private healthcare system, especially regarding¬†the role of GPs. According to AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton, the 'Position Statement on Private Health Insurance and Primary Care Services 2014' draws attention to the need to extend the scope of…

26 Mar 2014, by Test1 Test1