Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced a review of Medicare that will “reform and revamp both the MBS (Medicare Benefits Schedule) and the primary care system so that they deliver better for patients”. But the reviewers will fail in their task unless they deal with the incentives to over-treat created by our fee-for-service system. ...
Medicare review must deal with elephant in the room incentives
By Jane Hall and Kees Van Gool
1 May 2015