Guild: pharmacy can deliver sustainable Medicare

 In Australia, NewZealand, Pharmacy
Following the latest health policy reversal by the Abbott Government, the Pharmacy Guild has said the community pharmacy network can help ensure the future sustainability of Medicare.

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The Pharmacy Guild’s National President, George Tambassis, said that the objective of the Coalition Government’s Medicare reform agenda should be to ensure the best health outcomes for patients, delivered with maximum efficiency for taxpayers.
"Australia’s community pharmacy network is the nation’s most accessible health infrastructure, highly trusted by the public and staffed by true health professionals," said Mr Tambassis.
"Around the world, governments, hospitals, health insurers and health professionals, including GPs, are increasingly recognising that better utilising pharmacies takes pressure off the wider health system and provides faster, better and cheaper access to treatments and advice for patients.  More info…

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