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 ...
Call to fix palliative medicine physician drought
By Tessa Hoffman
18 Jan 2018