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The Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program may be left high and dry

Lesley Russell and Stephen R Leeder
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (8): 429-430.
Published online: 15 October 2007

Withdrawal of government funding may force the closure of this invaluable resource

General practice remains the cornerstone of Australia’s health services. About 85% of the population sees a general practitioner at least once in any year.1 Last financial year, that amounted to 103 million general practice services, at a cost to Medicare of $4 billion.2

  • Lesley Russell1
  • Stephen R Leeder1,2

  • 1 Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW and Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: lesleyr@med.usyd.edu.au

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