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True “Reform” of the Practice of Medicine

by Jim Wilkinson

The Wilko Report for Tuesday Feb 26th, 2013

True “Reform” of the Practice of Medicine

Since 2007, the Federal Government has thrown the word “Reform”  around as much as it has broadcast our hard earned tax dollars ( as well as money borrowed Wan, Yen, Euros and anything else  they can clutch at) into the aether.
“Reform” is spoken of as though it is all good, but the word literally means re- shaping – improvement is not inherent. An opportunity presents itself for our profession, if only our colleagues have enough “gumption” to rear up and slay the dragon of bureaucracy that is slowly destroying them. The ADF has sent a questionnaire to doctors seeking to quantify the worth ( if any) of assorted bureaucratic confections that are trying to stick their beaks into the way we practice.
There are 8 bureaucracies in the list: