A watchdog to bite the giants?

Ray Moynihan
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11524
Published online: 16 January 2012

Ray Moynihan explores the push for new powers and strong opposition to it

If there was ever a case of market forces running ahead of regulators, it is corporatised medicine in Australia. Driven by medical entrepreneurs and merchant banks, the creation of giant health care empires has taken place with little public debate or political interest. While a new private industry is now successfully profiting from publicly funded Medicare, health authorities have so far found no meaningful mechanism to police the sector.

  • Byron Bay, NSW.

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