Money the best medicine

Good policy intentions cost.  

Just in from CMM’s who-would-have-thought-it-correspondent!; researchers have found physicians who know patients are insured for out-of-pocket medical costs by a government scheme jack-up fees by 12 per cent. Serena Yu from UTS and colleagues from there and UNSW, used survey-linked administrative data to  discover, “physician’s knowledge of patient eligibility for healthcare benefits may allow them to affect demand for their services.”


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