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Freedom of Choice in Healthcare
We will always advocate for the ability to deliver high standards of medical care.
The Australian Doctors Federation supports all actions that strengthen and enhance the doctor-patient relationship across Australia, including choice of doctor, the legal accountability of doctors to their patients, high standards of medical training and medical standards as set by the medical profession.
The ADF has been involved in all major issues impacting the doctor-patient relationship since its establishment in 1989.
Compared to our forebears, Australians now enjoy one of the world’s highest standards of medical care, but we cannot take this for granted. There will always be those who advocate for a UK-style ‘big government’ command and control model of healthcare or a US style ‘managed care’ system, where doctors are contracted to health corporations who then control what the doctors can do for patients in line with their profit-based corporate objectives.
In an environment where the medical profession is evolving and undergoing continual change, we need to ensure that doctors do not become marginalised in issues that directly impact patients.
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