Glossary

general practitioner (GP): 
a medical practitioner who provides comprehensive and continuing care to patients and their families within the community.

Medicare:
a national, government-funded scheme that subsidises the cost of personal medical services for all Australians and aims to help them afford medical care. The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is the listing of the Medicare services subsidised by the Australian Government. The schedule is part of the wider Medicare Benefits Scheme (Medicare).