Sunday, February 28, 2010

AMA backs pharmacist/doctors shops

From the Gladstone (Australia) Observer:
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) believes a one-stop pharmacist/doctors shop would allow each health professional to work to their full potential in a well-supported environment.

They said the arrangement fits within the GP Primary Care Centres proposal that is outlined in the AMA’s Priority Investment Plan for Australia’s Health System.

AMA Capricorn Area Representative Dr Kim Bulwinkel said the provision of health care wasn’t really a one-person patch.

“The right thing to do is to provide the right care for the patient, and there are significant concerns with pharmacists dealing with medications as they are not trained as doctors,” he said.

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