News

Australian surgeons protest at health reforms

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7035.866b (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:866
  1. Christopher Zinn

    Australia's new federal health minister has confirmed that the health service faces cuts, despite an election pledge by the incoming coalition government to leave the Medicare health system untouched. The move comes as a surgeons' revolt has caused the new government to review controversial reforms to private health insurance introduced only a year ago.

    The health minister, Dr Michael Wooldridge, said that the health budget, worth about £10bn, could not be exempt from the …

    View Full Text

    Sign in

    Log in through your institution

    Free trial

    Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
    Sign up for a free trial

    Subscribe