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22 Sep 2017

The AMA has made a submission on the Federal Government's options paper on reducing pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth in private patients in public hospitals.


Published: 22 Sep 2017

21 Jul 2017

How to fix Medicare? Strengthen the GP system. "Of all doctors, they are the specialty that delivers the best bang for every health dollar," AMA President Dr Michael Gannon has told the Economic and Social Outlook Conference in Melbourne.


Published: 21 Jul 2017

15 Jul 2017

Doctors in public hospitals are routinely working hours that put their own health and the care of their patients at risk. AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone and Chair of the AMA Council of Doctors in Training Dr John Zorbas have launched the 2016 Safe Hours Audit, revealing unbroken shifts of more than 70 hours.


Published: 15 Jul 2017

15 Jul 2017

One in two doctors in Australian public hospitals are working unsafe hours, the latest AMA Safe Hours Audit shows, with the longest recorded shift a disturbing 76 hours.


Published: 15 Jul 2017

09 Apr 2017

The question is not "public or private?" when it comes to Australia's hospital system, but "how do we keep both systems running smoothly and effectively?", AMA President Dr Michael Gannon told the Sunday Forum on Weekend Sunrise.


Published: 09 Apr 2017

19 Feb 2017
What's first on new Health Minister Greg Hunt's to-do list? AMA President Dr Michael Gannon and health economist Stephen Duckett talked through the challenges on Sky News.

Published: 19 Feb 2017

17 Feb 2017
Australia's public hospitals are failing to meet targets, and are even going backwards, as a result of inadequate and uncertain Commonwealth funding, the AMA Public Hospital Report Card 2017 shows.

Published: 17 Feb 2017