Medicine and Health

QUESTION 1. With respect to ONE of the following policy issues, identify a minimum of three stakeholder groups and compare and contrast their perspectives and discuss any competing interests:
 Increased number of services offering in-home after-hours GP consultations that are bulk-billed (therefore no cost to patient) which attract a greater Medicare rebate than consultations undertaken in normal rooms.

Sources:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-21/after-hour-doctors-worried-about-budget-cuts-to-service/8372094
https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&ved=0ahUKEwjYiYybzLrTAhXEKJQKHeapC2gQFgh0MAk&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smh.com.au%2Fnational%2Fhealth%2Fboom-in-afterhours-gps-raises-concerns-about-medicare-cost-blowout-20160511-gosr95.html&usg=AFQjCNHf1dTwzCK3mgr1pdvGiBoxhZlo6A&sig2=E1b-ALQ6KjDcZgbAohs1Iw

QUESTION 2.Examine the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website (https://www.ahpra.gov.au/) and:
 What are the Regulatory principles for the national scheme? (See the ‘about’ section in the website).
 Identify one health profession that is not currently regulated by the national scheme that you think should be regulated by the scheme and provide bullet points as to why.

 

 

 

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