Patients hit by gap fees due to being “locked in” to private system

Private surgeons’ fees and radiotherapy are the main culprits in excessive out-of-pocket costs for cancer patients who are unneccesarily ‘locked in’ to the private system, Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy has told a Senate Estimates hearing. In most cases out of pocket costs were less than $1000, but patients should nevertheless be told they have ...

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