Geir O'Rourke

Published Articles

Concern over booze ads in GP waiting room

Infotainment provider says its placing of alcohol ads into a medical setting was a 'genuine error'.
19 December 2018

Medicare to fund MRIs for pregnant women

Women with suspected fetal abnormalities will be eligible for a subsidised scan.
18 December 2018

Hunt unveils aged care rebate boost in mini-budget

From 1 March, GPs will see an effective increase in rebates when making aged care visits.
17 December 2018

Plan to give GPs greater ultrasound referral leeway

The MBS Review Taskforce is recommending replacing 31 indications for ultrasound with a general statement.
13 December 2018

RACGP raises alarm on 'risky' MBS plan to cut inappropriate pathology testing

Taskforce recommendation for GP 'decision support tool' and inflexible diabetes descriptors is concerning, says Harry Nespolon.
12 December 2018

Former Primary boss found guilty of falsifying books

Peter Gregg found guilty of criminal conduct in previous role with construction firm.
12 December 2018

New system lets GPs prescribe cannabis in hours

The online process is so easy it's not worth becoming an authorised prescriber, says the first Australian GP to do so.
11 December 2018

After-hours GP corporates struggling to recruit doctors

The corporates' headaches will only get worse in the new year, says NAMDS president.
10 December 2018

Australia's allergen monitoring not up to scratch in the face of climate change

The nation is highly vulnerable to more thunderstorm asthma events and needs better equipment to track allergens, says researcher.
07 December 2018