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Allegations of misdiagnoses from underqualified doctors making home visits

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Under qualified junior doctors are completing after hours GP home visits, resulting in allegations of misdiagnoses, complications and poor quality of care.

As reported in The Herald Sun, 70 per cent of home visits in 2015-16 were made by non-vocationally registered GPs and GP trainees.

Royal Australian College of GPs president Dr Bastian Seidel, told Ross and John the service is costing taxpayers a quarter of a billion dollars every year.

“These are doctors who have the medical degree but don’t have any further training,” Dr Seidel said.

“It’s actually a huge industry, driven by commercial interest.”

Dr Seidel said it takes a further four years of post graduate study to become a GP.

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