Academics are questioning why specialists have increased their consultation fees to make out of pocket healthcare expenses for patients rise by 35% in recent years, ahead of other healthcare costs and the cost of living index. Average out of pocket costs on specialist fees rose from $325 in 2009-2010 to $438 in 2015-16 according to ...
The $4 billion question: why have specialist copayments risen by 35%?
By Michael Woodhead
16 Sep 2019