Doctors call for overhaul of nation's 'sickcare' system

By Tess Ikonomou
Updated June 14 2023 - 10:21am, first published 10:16am
AMA president Steve Robson says improving health outcomes for Australians will lift productivity. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
AMA president Steve Robson says improving health outcomes for Australians will lift productivity. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)

Australia is spending billions on a "sickcare" system that is failing to prevent chronic disease, as elective surgery wait lists blow a $4.6 billion hole in the economy every year.

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