Would free visits to the doctor be a good investment?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 28 Apr 2021, 2:46PM
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Would free visits to the doctor be a good investment?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 28 Apr 2021, 2:46PM

Making GP visits free is being seen as an investment, rather than a drain.

A Herald analysis has found enrolled patients can pay between 10 and 70 dollars for an appointment in Auckland, or 90 dollars if they're not enrolled.

Health Minister Andrew Little is reviewing health sector funding - and has suggested GP fees could be lowered for some.

Dr Samantha Murton is President of the Royal College of GPs - she joined Simon Barnett & Phil Gifford to discuss funding of visits to the doctor.

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