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The Australian Government’s Review of Positron Emission Tomography: an open door

Philip Davies
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (12): 633.
Published online: 21 June 2004

Ware, Francis and Read (page 627) express some concerns about the processes used in the Australian government’s decisions about funding for positron emission tomography (PET). We appreciate the Journal’s invitation to comment. I will briefly describe the workings of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), the particular processes that have been undertaken in respect of PET, and the recommendations and funding decisions that flowed from those processes.

  • Philip Davies

  • Australian Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, ACT.

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