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Letter From Australia

Letter From Australia LETTER FROM ABROAD Life After the World Congress HE PRESENTATION of the 17th World Con- hospital inpatient stays, particularly those in private hos- gress of Dermatology in Sydney in 1997 pitals. This has made Australian medicine less suscep- was a milestone for dermatology in Aus- tible to the private pressures to form health mainte- tralia, but inevitably as the enthusiasm died nance organizations. Dermatologists in particular are T down, Australian dermatology has been therefore less likely to rely on reimbursements from pri- forced to take stock with the onset of the new millen- vate insurance than most surgically oriented specialists nium. Once again, Sydney will be in the spotlight with and more likely to be performing procedures funded by the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in September. For non– the federal government. sports lovers who live in Sydney this will be a major dis- A relative value study has been conducted over a ruption to their lifestyle, but for sports lovers, of course, number of years in Australia, but because of a lack of uni- this will represent a unique opportunity to have a major form input by the many specialists in medicine and a de- event in their own http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Dermatology American Medical Association

Letter From Australia

JAMA Dermatology , Volume 136 (10) – Oct 1, 2000

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6068
eISSN
2168-6084
DOI
10.1001/archderm.136.10.1255
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Abstract

LETTER FROM ABROAD Life After the World Congress HE PRESENTATION of the 17th World Con- hospital inpatient stays, particularly those in private hos- gress of Dermatology in Sydney in 1997 pitals. This has made Australian medicine less suscep- was a milestone for dermatology in Aus- tible to the private pressures to form health mainte- tralia, but inevitably as the enthusiasm died nance organizations. Dermatologists in particular are T down, Australian dermatology has been therefore less likely to rely on reimbursements from pri- forced to take stock with the onset of the new millen- vate insurance than most surgically oriented specialists nium. Once again, Sydney will be in the spotlight with and more likely to be performing procedures funded by the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in September. For non– the federal government. sports lovers who live in Sydney this will be a major dis- A relative value study has been conducted over a ruption to their lifestyle, but for sports lovers, of course, number of years in Australia, but because of a lack of uni- this will represent a unique opportunity to have a major form input by the many specialists in medicine and a de- event in their own

Journal

JAMA DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 2000

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