Call to fix palliative medicine physician drought

A national shortage of palliative medicine physicians is leaving tens of thousands of terminally ill patients without adequate end-of-life care, figures suggest. The ageing population is driving demand for services, with a 10% year-on-year increase in MBS-subsidised palliative care services in the five years to 2015. Expert groups are warning that demand outstrips supply with ...

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