Why do patients go to emergency rather than to their GP?

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

Article describes the outcome of research into patient choice of location for urgent care in the context of Australian health policy and funding.

Subject

Experts say the reasons for the phenomenon are complex – but underfunding of general practice is a key issue.

Period13 Jul 2019

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Media contributions

  • TitleWhy do patients go to emergency rather than to their GP?
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletNews GP
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date13/07/19
    DescriptionExperts say the reasons for the phenomenon are complex – but underfunding of general practice is a key issue.
    Producer/AuthorDoug Hendrie, RACGP
    PersonsMark Morgan