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Wednesday, 31 May 1972
Page: 3380


Mr Hayden asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   What amounts have been paid (a) by the Commonwealth, (b) by medical benefit funds, (c) by patients and (d) in total to (0 general practitioners and (ii) specialists for services covered by voluntary health insurance during each of the last 10 years.

(2)   Will the Minister also supply the information sought expressed as a percentage of the total amount paid.


Dr Forbes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) The detailed information sought by the honourable member is not available. Information as to total Commonwealth and fund benefit payments under the Medical Benefits Scheme is available, but not details of payments to general practitioners and specialists, respectively.







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