Will children be “crowded out” of non-acute and preventive care visits?
As a society ages, adults become a larger proportion of the population. However, in Australia, the demographic reality is that while children have become a smaller proportion of the population, their absolute number has increased modestly.1,2 Thus, solutions for the increased care requirements for older people cannot be intentionally or unintentionally associated with a diminution of the medical workforce required for children.
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