Where are out-of-pocket costs highest and lowest? A new report reveals all

New statistics show where bulk-billing is highest and lowest
Bulk billing

GPs are being advised to take a more systematic approach to fee setting on the back of new data that shows out-of-pocket charges vary wildly around the country.

This week Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt boasted that the bulk-billing rates for GP services had risen to record highs of 84.4%.