One-third of Oz GPs think they should earn more

GPs in Australia are more unhappy about how much they earn than primary care physicians in other developed nations, new research shows.

About 36% of GPs in Australia report feeling somewhat or very dissatisfied with their income, compared to only 18% of GPs in Sweden, according to a survey of primary care physicians from 10 developed countries (see infograph below).

However, GPs in Australia feel more positive about their healthcare system than primary care doctors in other countries, the research suggests.

About 48% of GPs in Australia believe their country’s healthcare system works well and that only minor changes are needed, compared to 16% of primary care physicians in the US.