Opinion: Private patients may stretch Fiona Stanley Hospital

October 5, 2015

Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci

Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci

In an opinion piece for The West Australian, Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci and Dr Martin Whitely from the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs ask whether private patients opting to be treated at Fiona Stanley Hospital are driving unexpected demand.

They advocate for health policies which remove the financial penalties pushing poorer patients away from GPs towards State Government funded emergency departments and say a more logical and cooperative relationship between the States and the Commonwealth on health is required.

To read their article in full, click here.

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