Bulk-billing GP clinics did not significantly reduce emergency department caseload in Mackay, Queensland

Dale W Hanson, Herbert R Sadlier and Reinhold Muller
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06102.x
Published online: 7 June 2004

Dale W Hanson,* Herbert R Sadlier, Reinhold Muller

  • 1 James Cook University
  • 2 Emergency Department, Mackay Base Hospital, PO Box 5580, Mackay Mail Centre, Mackay, QLD 4741
  • 3 School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.


Acknowledgement: This study was funded under the Priority Driven Research Program of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council.

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