Medical ‘turf war’ sparks debate between pharmacists and doctors
Queensland pharmacists want the government to permit a trial in North Queensland, which will give them more responsibility to diagnose ailments usually reserved for doctors, such Type 2 diabetes and middle ear infections.
The proposal has sparked serious debate between doctors and pharmacists, and you’ve got an insight into both sides right here.
First up, it’s Chris Owen, the president of QLD’s branch of Australia’s Pharmacy Guild, and then QLD’s head of general practitioners for the AMA, Dr Maria Boulton, shares her thoughts.
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