Should more Australian doctors be salaried than paid by fee-for-service? — Yes

Brian B Peat
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10898
Published online: 5 September 2011

Obstetrician Brian Peat believes salaried doctors are favourably placed to provide best-practice care

That any sane nation, having observed that you could provide for the supply of bread by giving bakers a pecuniary interest in baking for you, should go on to give a surgeon a pecuniary interest in cutting off your leg, is enough to make one despair of political humanity.

  • Brian B Peat

  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, SA.


Competing interests:

I am a full-time salaried hospital doctor.


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